*Warning: Minor spoilers ahead*
It's the kind of film that makes you long for a tropical getaway, complete with palm trees and stunning ocean views. Its musical numbers are enticing enough to make you want to dance in your living room and the vibrant characters put the biggest smile on your face—but beneath all that feel-good content lies a pretty sobering message.
What movie am I talking about, you ask? Well, allow me to introduce you to Guava Island.
The musical film, which has been streaming on Amazon Prime since 2019, popped up on my radar after I finished watching Sylvie's Love, and when I saw that Letitia Wright was in the cast, my interest was immediately piqued. I watched the trailer and assumed that Guava Island would be a cute love story with impromptu musical numbers and a happy ending. But upon watching the film, I was met with a thought-provoking tale that touched on some really dark themes—and I absolutely loved it.