Netflix Movie Review ‘Doll House’ – An Endearing and Sentimental Story!


Dollhouse recently released on Netflix tells a sentimental and heartwarming story of a father-daughter duo. The film takes us through the story of Rustin, a musician who is also a drug addict trying to turn his life around for good. He left his wife and child years ago and now decides to reconcile with them or at least learn about them and what he missed. He disguises himself under a name called Clyde and attempts to strike up a relationship with his daughter Yumi. He also learns of his wife’s death as he tries to become a better father. Through this film, we see if Rustin will be able to tell Yumi that he is her biological father and if he will recover from his addiction.

This Filipino film has a very moving story and many heartwarming scenes between Rustin and Yumi. Although the story is nothing new, the film can still hold us for an hour and forty-six minutes. The story becomes interesting to watch after Rustin starts meeting Yumi and spending time with her. Rustin’s character has been developed in such a way that we can’t fully accept the way he behaves but his relationship with Yumi will surely melt our hearts.

The child actress who played the role of the young Yumi did a magnificent job since she appropriates her character with great gentleness. The chemistry between father and daughter is very visible through the scenes and the dialogues. The other secondary characters are of no importance and they are just used as elements to bring a whole to the film.

The movie starts in the present and then takes us back to the past, which kind of gives us an idea of ​​how the movie might end. We’ve seen plotlines like this in many other films, and Doll House is no different. Although the creators tried to give us a twist, it spoils the growth we’ve seen in Rustin as a person. The climax of the film is not something we would like or expect. If it had ended differently, Doll House would have been an ultimate pleasure to watch.

Nevertheless, it is a watch that is perfectly suitable for adults since it contains scenes related to taking drugs. Doll House is a very simple movie that touches our hearts with so much ease. It has a sentimental ending and can make the audience tearful or disgruntled. Someone who loves an endearing movie will be able to watch Doll House with much ease and love.

Final score – [7/10]
Reviewed by – Poornima Balsu
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