From IMDb: “A couple’s first date takes an unexpected turn when a police officer pulls them over.”
What I liked:
- Get Out’s Daniel Kaluuya brings a real charm to his role and relative newcomer Jodie Turner-Smith bring a superb complexity to hers.
- Queen and Slim displays a very pure and endearing understanding of love. I can’t remember the last time I’ve seen it dissected so truthfully. There are some DEEP expressions, both verbal and physical that help hammer the idea home. I will be quoting this movie’s thoughts on love for the rest of my life.
- There’s a lot of nice Southern scenery that just rekindles me wanting to visit the South.
- Themes of social heroism are elegantly woven through the story.
- I love me some clever camera work.
- We get treated to a soundtrack that is mostly hip-hop and jazz (or a combination of both genres), that is used effectively.
What I didn’t like:
- It starts off a little slow, but it’s like that for a reason.
- There’s one totally awkward closeup shot of a police officer that is still bugging me.
Overall: A wonderful film about how real love can be when it’s unguarded and raw.
Jose Zuazua is editor-in-chief of Quick Lunch Break Reviews. He has an associates degree in film production and has been published both online and in print for Los Angeles City College’s award-winning Collegian newspaper. He’s on Twitter and Instagram, and is also currently writing his first short novel.