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8 people found this helpful
on 3 May 2010
Melinda returns to school as a social outcast. With no real friends and no one to talk to she finds it harder and harder to discuss her problems. Melinda was raped at a party and she keeps it a secret from everyone. Slowly but surely the secret is eating her up from the inside out. Trying to deal she takes a keen interest in her art project for school but with only herself locked away in her head she seeps deeper and deeper into depression.
Speak is an absolutely touching story about a girl who has been hurt but is unable to talk to people about it. This simply constructed movie has a powerful storyline that had me drawn in from the first five minutes. I also love the fact that there is no 'Hollywood trim' on this movie, it is just a story and that's what makes it so good.
Kristen Stewart played the role of Melinda beautifully, and I think this is the best movie I have seen her in.
Anyone who watches movies for their story and not for special effects and violence then this is a perfect choice.
I didn't actually realise that this was originally a book until I searched for the movie here on Amazon, and I plan on reading it as soon as possible.