Movie Review: 'Black Butterfly'

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Movie Review: 'Black Butterfly'

Secrets are not always safe

black butterflyBlack Butterfly is an awkward balance between angsty crime thriller and after-school special, a bittersweet coming-of-age film for everyone to see. 

The message and storyline is directed towards young and teen girls when dealing with the pressures of reaching your goals and the reality of being assaulted. Once the story of the character (Ariel) comes out, she struggles to keep her secret from spiraling out of control and threatening to destroy all that she and her family have struggled and sacrificed for.