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  • May 31The Black Team defeats the Pink Team, 41-7, in the 2024 Powderpuff Football Game!
  • May 24Senior Lilit Arakelyan wins the 2024 Pat Navalonic Memorial Award! Lilit will be attending UCLA in the fall!
  • May 1Senior Alexis Cabral wins the 2024 Lancaster Prize, for her article "A Day Without a Phone"!
  • November 18Girls varsity volleyball team defeats Marin Academy, 3-1, to win CIF Division IV State Championship!
  • November 2Girls varsity volleyball beats Moorpark, 3-0, to claim CIF SS Division 6 Championship!
  • September 13Dr. Lynette Ohanian named GHS Principal! Her previous AP position will be filled by Ms. Jessica De La O!
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True Spirit

Is this new inspiring movie worth your time?
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The current Netflix movie True Spirit, directed by Sarah Spillane, is an inspirational true adventure story, about an Australian sailor named Jessica Watson, who is portrayed by Tegan Croft in the film. Overall, this is a really good movie, and I enjoyed watching it. 

True Spirit tells the story of an Australian teen who became the youngest female ever to sail alone around the world.  Jessica Watson was inspired by a memoir written by Jesse Martin, which was partly the motivation for her quest. Watson was also able to accomplish her feat with help from her family and management, and she had many years of training and expertise on the sea. 

The best aspect of this movie is that all of the actors play their roles really well. I also think that they disappear into their characters. Throughout the whole movie, I was so interested and couldn’t wait to see what was going to happen next to Jessica. Overall, I think the actors are excellent.

It is also a really well-written script. I was constantly interested in following Jessica’s journey at seas, and the entire movie is filled with great surprises. However, something they could have improved in the movie is that they could have made it a bit longer. 

Additionally, the conclusion of the film made me really unhappy, because it includes the death of a character that the audience really loves. The manner in which it ends is also quite unexpected, but the movie’s plot is overall very effective. 

While each scene isn’t extremely long, the flow of this film is excellent. Every scene featured here is important to the overall plot, since it ties into everything that happens, both before and afterwards.

Overall, this movie is definitely worth your time, and if you already have a Netflix account, you should check it out. The actors are amazing, and if you like movies that are inspiring and adventurous, then you will really like this one. 

And if you like the movie True Spirit, then you will also like The Odyssey and We Can Be Heroes.

About the Contributor
Angel Stepanyan
Angel Stepanyan, Staff Writer
Angel is a junior at Glendale High School. She likes to swim and to hang out with her friends. She was a member of the swim team during her sophomore year. She enjoys watching Armenian TV shows and movies on Netflix.
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