Making the best out of the ugliest outcomes. This is what happens everyday in the world of pretty ugly, an imperfect world full of differences, but in which every child accepts himself and is accepted for what he really is, without being brainwashed or restrained and without racial or social barriers.
Often left alone and forgotten in society’s sidelines, kids who live in this magic world, are indeed special, even if they do not reflect the traditional image of beauty. Some of them are scrawny, pale, and a bit dirty. Many behavioral and physical imperfections have obviously taken a toll in these children’s lives, therefore they fight to overcome any troublesome challenge that may take them over, but never alone, because one’s problem could become the solution of the other. That’s why francis’s wheelchair turns into a comfortable shopping cart and that’s why wendy is always the first to be chosen when playing hide and seek in the dark.
On the outskirts of town there is always a group of “pretty ugly” who deals with the metropolis’s everyday problems by continously coming up with new solutions to confront the issues. A deep and funny comparison amongst the social problems of minors and civic realities of the city in which
they live and grow.
“Pretty ugly” carries a postive message for everyone, that is: accept with irony and intelligence the differences that seem to separate us, whichever they may be because only by understanding one another, can we gain the possibility to transform what seems ugly into something beautiful.