PS: A review that greatly disagrees. It forces me to pinpoint the exact reasons I liked the movie. In large part it is the unquenchable spirit of the young Jamal Malik. Moreover it is a Dickensian story but without the objectionable Dickens' assumption that pedigree shows.
Also, after following the news this week, a loose metaphor floating in my mind was that Jamal is a Gazan Palestinian; and she whom he seeks is the Palestinian state. So despite it all one can hope for a happy ending.
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