‘Never Rarely Sometimes Always’ Review

‘Never Rarely Sometimes Always’ premiered and competed at the 2020 Sundance Film Festival for the U.S. Dramatic Competition Grand Jury Prize, where it won a Special Jury Award for Neo-Realism. It was also selected to compete for the Golden Bear in the main competition section at the 70th Berlin International Film Festival, where it won the Silver Bear Grand Jury Prize (the second most prestigious prize at the festival).

Autumn (Sidney Flanigan) says as many words throughout ‘Never Rarely Sometimes Always’ as there are in a Tarantino dialogue. This does not make her character look less real than Beatrix Kiddo. Just like the ‘Kill Bill’ protagonist, the 17-year-old Pennsylvanian who suddenly finds out she is pregnant, has a clear goal in mind and is ought to go through hell to achieve it.