Overall the film relays a powerful message and sheds light on heavy topics like sex trafficking, child prostitution, materialism, and the western view of instant gratification. As a film overall, it is shot well, but the timing comes off as lagging. As an audience member, you want to push it along, and help it reach the point Swedish writer/director Lukas Moodysson is trying to make. I gave major points for the soundtrack, and Bernal as in most cases does a great job on the screen.
The film came out in limited release in NYC after premiering in the US at the Hamptons International Film Festival. Check out the trailer below: