Basically, the main subject of The Tribe, movie that just debuted on Netflix, is finding happiness in the simplest things in life (watch here). Often, in a modern world like this we’re living in, we end up forgetting things that can bring much more satisfaction to us, leaving behind the meanest problems of our daily lives. Through comedy, this film tries to make us see that joy can be in things that, until then, we didn’t even believe they could be. Like dancing, for example.
This lack of subtlety in their creation and treatment is part of the fun, no doubt.
The whole story revolves around a nice cleaning lady called Virginia. She, despite her rather complicated life in her work routine, has a hobby that makes her relax and forget about all the problems: she is an adept of street dance, an urban dance modality. For this, she has a group that shares this same vocation, entitled Las Mamis. However, Virginia also has her personal problems, especially with her son Fidel, with whom she has a turbulent past. However, when losing his memory in a bizarre – and very funny – accident, they get closer again, and she introduces him to the world of dance, and they both realize they have something in common.
However, from the middle of the feature, dance sequences begin to occupy more space to the detriment of a linear script, which bothers the viewer who hopes to have more laughing opportunities, such as the ones given at the beginning of The Tribe. And unfortunately, this comedy sequence does not return to the same intensity.
From this, The Tribe becomes a fun but empty movie in its purpose. Apparently, the screenplay spent all the comedy chips right on the scenes that open the film, filling the rest with sequences of rehearsals and dances. Even when Fidel begins to recover his memory the film does not become funny as before. However, it remains interesting.
Synopsis 1: He lost it all: his dignity, his memories, his man bag. But these moms helped him bounce back, one hip-hop dance move at a time.
Synopsis 2: An executive-turned-viral sensation loses his reputation and his memory, but finds a new life with his biological mother and her empowered dance group.
Age rating: 16;