Friday, 19 June 2015

Clinger Review

Synopsis: Fern, an athletic track-runner with her sights on MIT, meets Robert, a seemingly perfect boyfriend. As things start to get a bit claustrophobic for Fern, she realises there’s nothing scarier than your first love.

Clinger’s opening perfectly encapsulates the tone that will follow. Fern and Robert’s meet-cute at the beginning and subsequent relationship speaks volumes of the clingy nature of high school romance. That heightened experience of first love is captured to recreate the similar feelings experienced. In a way, Clinger is your first relationship: fun, bizarre and a little sickly. Not entirely though, as I doubt many of us have resurrected and become permanently paranormally attached to your girlfriend.