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‘Thelma the Unicorn’ Netflix Movie Review - The Cutest Film for Your Weekend

Thelma is a struggling pony. One day she turns into a unicorn and becomes a sensation. But how long can she deceive the world?

Neerja Choudhuri - Fri, 17 May 2024 18:48:51 +0100 825 Views
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Thelma is a pony with a big dream: she wants to make it big in the music world. Her dream is to become a star. Thelma leads a band called “The Rusty Buckets,” which includes her best friend, lead guitarist Otis, a loyal and spirited donkey, and Reggie, a talented donkey on drums. Thelma is the lead singer of the group, pouring her heart into every performance.

However, when Thelma and her band finally get the chance to audition for a big break, they are harshly turned away. The reason? They don't have the "look" that the industry is searching for. Their lack of flashy, polished appearances leaves Thelma dejected and disheartened. She begins to doubt whether her dreams will ever come true.

One day, in a moment of whimsical desperation, Thelma contemplates transforming herself into a unicorn by sticking a carrot on her head. As fate would have it, a series of accidental events occur: a bucket of pink, silver glitter, and white paint spills all over her, coating her in sparkling colors. Miraculously, Thelma now looks like a unicorn, and her new appearance catches everyone’s attention.

Overnight, Thelma becomes a sensation. Her transformation into a "unicorn" catapults her to stardom, and the most famous singers clamor to have her open their shows. The once-rejected band now basks in the limelight. However, people and artists are more interested in Thelma than her other band members. Sadly Otis and Reggie become a crowd for her. Daisy cautions her about the fleeting nature of this fame built on a façade. She reminds Thelma of the importance of staying true to oneself and accepting oneself and the dangers of living a lie.

As Thelma navigates this glittering yet deceptive world of stardom, she faces a profound question: How long can she maintain the illusion of being a unicorn to her adoring fans and the world? The journey ahead will test her resolve, her identity, and the true essence of her dreams.

"Thelma: The Unicorn" is a heart-warming and enchanting tale that captures the imagination and touches the heart. The characters, especially Thelma, are endearing and visually delightful, with their charming appearances adding to the story’s appeal. However, beyond its cute exterior, the plot delves into profound themes that resonate with readers of all ages.

At its core, "Thelma: The Unicorn" is a story about self-love and acceptance. It gently teaches readers the importance of embracing who we are, rather than trying to conform to unrealistic standards or external expectations. Thelma's journey from feeling inadequate to becoming a unicorn superstar, only to realize the hollowness of fame built on a false image, serves as a powerful reminder that true happiness and fulfillment come from within.

The story encourages us to go easy on ourselves and not to be overly critical of our perceived flaws. It shows that our unique qualities are what make us special, and that authenticity is far more valuable than fitting into a puzzle. Through Thelma’s experiences, we learn that self-acceptance is the key to genuine contentment and that we should celebrate our individuality. It's definitely a must-watch for the weekend.

Final Score- [8/10]
Reviewed by - Neerja Choudhuri
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Publisher at Midgard Times



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