Getting over a breakup is hard for anyone. One way to find closure is to blow up a chemical factory, but only if your name is Harley Quinn. The story from there is about standing on your own two feet and the obstacles one might have in an effort of doing that. Example having an unknown number of people who want to exact revenge (it doesn’t help when you no longer have your now ex-boyfriend’s protection) and competing to recover a diamond that was stolen by a pickpocket. Through different circumstances a group of women band together and get the job done.
This movie is Harley Quinn’s personality. The sets, particularly a fun house, had the character in her element. Whether it was the intended message or not, the empowerment of women was seen through and through. I liked how when push came to shove that was the moment when the females realize they could do this, whatever they set their mind to.
Starring: Margot Robbie, Jurnee Smollett-Bell, Rosie Perez
Directed by: Cathy Yan
Rated R for strong violence and language throughout and some sexual and drug material
Review by Anne B.