My Millennial Life screened to an enthusiastic full house and the critical acclaim for the Broadcast premiere was resounding
John Doyle, TV critic of the Globe and Mail, called the film: ‘A major work about the current twentysomething generation…As this lovely textured documentary unfolds and we learn more about the subjects, going beneath the surface, all we can feel is sympathy.’
Emma Teitel, columnist for The Toronto Star and also a millennial, noted that the film ‘succeeds at capturing the little things that render millennial, big city life lonely: For one, trying to upsell your achievements and downplay your failures to mom over Skype…’
Teitel, ‘can’t ditch the feeling that while millennial despair and disillusionment is exacerbated by a crappy, changing economy, it is also probably universal to youth in any modern era.’
Reading her column, I couldn’t help thinking back to my twenties when I was first working, renting an apartment and falling in love. Clearly, gaining independence was easier and the future a lot clearer, but many of the universal travails of growing up that are captured in the film are relatable to multiple generations.