Movie Review: Cool Kids Don’t Cry (2012)

Title: Cool Kids Don’t Cry cool kids  Photo taken from IMBD

Director: Dennis Bots

  • Writers: Karin van Holst Pellekaan, Jacques Vriens (novel)
  • Genre: Drama, Family
  • Language: Dutch, has English subtitles

Source: Amazon Prime Video

Rating: 5 Dragon Paws 5-paws

IMBD Summary: 

“Adaptation of one of Benelux most famous children’s novels. Tough prime school girl Akkie loves soccer and can be a real bully. Love is the only thing she’s scared of. When Akkie is diagnosed with Leukemia, she has to fight for her life. On the verge of going to high school, Akkie has to allow love to enter her life, and thus gain courage to accept the inevitable.” Written by Reinier Selen


Today, I wanted to review something different and this movie popped into my head. On Saturday night, I was searching for a movie to watch on Amazon Prime Video and decided to watch it. I didn’t expect not to understand the movie and was thankful for subtitles. Usually I watch Anime or Asian Drama’s with subtitles so it was interesting to listen to Dutch and find words that I understood.

This movie is not a happy one and therefore, if you are looking to watch a movie where there is a happy ending, this movie is not for you. It is an emotional roller coaster. I am very happy to say that I believe the main actress did a terrific job and her job was no easy task. This movie made me cry, mainly because cinematography did do a good job… kidding… well partly… the story-line made me cry.

I’m not so sure that it was too much about love though it was there. It was mainly about one girl’s life and acceptance of the inevitable. Oh, and Dr. Mustache did a good job explaining to her about Leukemia. Sure, the movie was obvious at times, but it didn’t matter because it was about Akki’s journey.

If you’re looking for something emotional to watch or to view an inspiration journey of a young girl through truly tough times, then watch it. Just have tissues next to you.


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