Video Review: Alessia Cara “How Far I’ll Go”

Moana, the main character from the 2016 film of the same name, rides her boat on the ocean. Alessia walks on the shore on El Matador Beach in Malibu, California. Barefoot, she walks on the rocks. She sits in a cave.

While she sits on the sand, she draws on it with her finger. She attaches smaller wooden sticks to her rake. Using the rake, she creates a pattern on the sand. She stands on a rock and spreads her arms. The pattern runs along the beach.

Rating: 4/5

Alessia Cara studies for her boat driving test. She quizzes herself in her room. Checking the back of the book, she smiles as she realizes she got the answers right. However, even she got her license, she didn’t have a boat. Her parents had told her no. They believed she was wasting her money on something extravagant. She loved the water, though. If she could, she’d spend every day on the beach.

Cara sets up a meeting with a seller. She asks him about the shape of the boat and inquires about the price. He smirks and tells her $5,000. She shakes his hand and says she’ll be in touch with him. It was not the price listed on the website. She’ll have to keep looking.

Cara hands the clerk her license. He gives the keys to the boat. She jogs to the boat. The rental was only for a day and it was in the middle of the afternoon. She starts the boat and gazes at the ocean. Shielding her eyes, she stares at the sky. If she had some extra time, she may squeeze in some swimming.

Director: Aya Tanimura Year: 2016

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZNra8eK0K6k

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Pam Avoledo spends her time binge-watching classic teen dramas and stands firm in her pro-Leyton stance. She also received her journalism degree in 2006 from Oakland University. Her work has been published in the White Wall Review, Sledgehammer Lit , Greatest City Collective & 45 Magazine and forthcoming in Daily Drunk Mag\'s Kristofia anthology.