Margarita with a Straw (2016) - Rotten Tomatoes

Margarita with a Straw (2016)



Critic Consensus: Elevated by a unique perspective and a magnetic lead performance, Margarita with a Straw puts some welcome spins on the coming-of-age genre.

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Laila is a young romantic, a secret rebel in a wheelchair. Undeterred by cerebral palsy, she embarks on a journey of sexual discovery. Her exhilarating adventures cause a rift both within herself and with those she is closest to. Ultimately, it is in the intensity of these bonds that she finds the strength to be truly herself.

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as Shubhangini
Kuljeet Singh
as Baljit (Laila's father)
Malhar Khushu
as Monu (Laila's brother)
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Critic Reviews for Margarita with a Straw

All Critics (24) | Top Critics (9)

It's funny, touching, visually rich, and only slightly too syrupy toward the end.

August 17, 2021 | Full Review…
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It's too simplistic to say that I found it offensive because of the nondisabled cast, but it's also true that I am reluctant to praise the things it does well because of this singular inescapable problem.

February 11, 2021 | Full Review…

There's a lot to appreciate about the inspiring coming-of-age drama "Margarita With a Straw" despite several seemingly avoidable flaws.

May 19, 2016 | Full Review…

Moments stand out, especially between mom-daughter, Revathi and Kalki, both putting up perceptive, persuasive performances.

April 17, 2015 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

In Margarita with a Straw, writer-director Shonali Bose and actor Kalki Koechlin give us a woman we have never seen in our cinema before.

April 17, 2015 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

The film falters in bits, especially in the second half... But nothing takes away from the beating heart of the film, which gives us a girl to root for, and a subject that needs to be out there, in the public domain.

April 17, 2015 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Margarita with a Straw

A beautiful film and a beautiful story about acceptance. The lead actress, Kalki Koechlin, was brilliant as a girl with cerebral palsy seeking her place in the world. I truly believed she was afflicted with the condition. Her performance was impeccable. And her smile was radiant. I fell in love with her character. Be prepared for an emotional ride.

Mark Abell
Mark Abell

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