RAE OF SUNSHINE
Rae’s story is undernourished, but Beyond Eyes works harder to establish a mood. It uses music sparingly but intelligently, and most often communicates tone through Rae herself. She’s an expressive, irresistibly cheerful girl, and it’s a delight to hear her giggling softly as she hears a frog hopping by. As such, her unease in the face of apparent threat is all the more palpable, and we’re relieved on her behalf as we guide her to relative safety, if only so she can relax and be herself once more.