Review by Richard Caldwell
Gangs are present in many pockets throughout the world. Various institutions, cultures and societies have their own form of cliques, but they’re all one in the same. They’re groups of people that share common interests. Those groups may or may not include friends, family members and loved ones. However, those gangs can influence a person to distance themselves from those friends, family and loved ones. “Blue Story” is a film that covers the above mentioned areas of thought plus others.
Directed by Rapman, “Blue Story” tells the story of two friends. Their bond was created at adolescence and extended into their teenage years. Marco and Timmy both share mutual interests and acquaintances. However, they’re ultimately separated by their neighborhoods. Those neighborhoods eventually ruin their friendship and this is where the film truly finds its substance.
Overall, I really enjoyed the film. The story is a familiar one, but it’s more relevant today than ever. Opinions, relationships and geographic locations have the ability to place us in boxes and separate us from people whom we share common interests. It’s been that way throughout the lifespan of humanity. “Blue Story” touches on that fact perfectly, but with a backdrop of gang culture. As individuals, those we love may separate us from those with our best interests in mind. Do we allow them to do so or do we end the cycle?