A foreign, coming of age, gang violence, photojournalism, justice, good cinematographic film, with 90% of the actors coming right off the streets of Brazil.
It's long and since your sick you probably aren't going anywhere. it's a great movie, but not the best date movie and not one to watch with your antsy friend because it will be distracting and this movie requires your full attention. The story telling is great and overall its pretty epic. It's also got great sound design and since your ears might be stuffy, you'll probably have to turn it up a bit too, which is fine, because it sounds good that way.