From IMDb: “A young woman embraces her pregnancy while she and her family set out to prove her childhood friend and lover innocent of a crime he didn’t commit.”
What I like:
- This is a very precise film, with a clear vision. Every camera move, every musical cue, every tick in the actor’s performances all feel so locked in.
- You can tell each actor is giving their very soul to tell this movie, through poetic dialog and compassionate physicality.
- Set in the early 70s, this film has a historic air about it, especially when it comes to the injustices that many African-Americans faced during those times.
- Compassion is a strong theme blended throughout the film.
- There’s one sequence with Regina King that reminded me of Hitchcock’s Vertigo with how it was shot, using camera angles and color to add profundity.
What I didn’t like:
- This movie is SLOW. 2 minutes of screen time feel like almost 10. It took me a few days of small increment watching in order to finish it.
Overall: A beautiful, albeit slow-moving, movie to soak in, with great acting, heartfelt writing and focused direction. Watch it on Hulu.
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.