Kit (Brie Larson) – a disgraced former art school student is back living at home with her parents. Working as a temp she no longer believes in herself or her work, but Kit one day gets the chance to turn it all around and obtain her heart’s desire: A Unicorn.
As strange and unexplained as this movie was, I can’t help but see and appreciate the subtext within it all. For me, the Unicorn was symbolic of happiness, self-acceptance and breaking free from doubt. The Store and The Salesman (Samuel L. Jackson) were aids put in place to help you believe in yourself and your journey.
We are the unicorns we’ve been searching for.
Or maybe not. Perhaps that’s just me making connections that aren’t there as a somewhat creative individual trapped in the confines of responsibilities that stifle dreams who too would love their own unicorn instead of just having a plethora of unicorn themed inanimate objects… *Cough*
It took me a little while to get into the move mostly due to the acting style.
The best way I can think to describe it is; everyone was acting as themselves acting as their character – almost like the movie was one giant comedy skit with no punchline.
Once it going I got used to, and enjoyed it, however, most of the time I just wondered if the constantly wide-eyed Kit was actually on drugs.
I know many people watched this movie because of Brie Larson and her directorial debut. My motivation was Unicorns, and other than that I had no real expectations. What I can say is that I thought Unicorn Store was okay. I could as well have watched it, as well as I couldn’t, and I don’t really feel any which way now that I have.