Teen Review: Homecoming King
Review by Naomi, member of the Cedarbrae Youth Advisory Group
Hasan Minhaj is a South Asian stand-up comedian and actor who just recently became famous in America. The movie I’m reviewing is a stand up special film by Hasan where he speaks about his difficult childhood as an Indian Muslim living in America. He covers topics such as bullying, racism and the struggle of living with immigrant parents. Throughout the movie, he tells stories about his little sister, his romantic relationships over the years and his homecoming at the end of high school. The film is a rollercoaster of emotions. It was inspiring and encouraging yet sad at times, but it was all told with a sense of humour.
I would rate this movie a 10/10, I was extremely pleased by it. It’s great for children and teenagers as it teaches them to be proud of who they are and encourages them to accept their differences. It was also hilarious and made me continuously laugh. However, most importantly, I enjoyed the movie because I could relate. I could relate to Hasan’s childhood as I also grew up in a western country with immigrant parents. It made me happy to see someone speak about and bring awareness to something that hits so close to home. I would recommend this film to teenagers from ages 13 and up who are looking for some motivation or a good laugh.