A rare piece in Hollywood!!
You don’t find many pieces in Hollywood (that come to limelight) that explore the grim corners of our society. This movie dares to do it…. and it’s nice to see it getting appreciated by so many across the industry. We need movies like this….. movies that explore the society from a different perspective.
“The first step in solving any problem is recognizing there is one” – Will McAvoy (The Newsroom)
The movie serves as an important social drama. The beauty of the movie lies in the fact that it is open ended and doesn’t enforce any opinion. It just acts as a prompt. The movie is simple and elegant. Everything that it wants to say, it does it in a subtle manner.
The movie takes an approach similar to that of Boyhood and explores the struggles and problems of an African American during the different stages of his life (3 to be exact). The movie touches on various social problems but does so very gracefully. There are no heavy speeches on what is right or wrong, no issue that is central….. just an accurate description of reality. The music score just blends in beautifully. Sometimes, the dialogues fade and it’s just the music…..those were one of my favourite moments.
“To make a great film, you need three things- the script, script and the script.”-Alfred Hitchcock
The screenplay was just perfect….combine it with great acting, direction, cinematography and editing….you get a masterpiece. This is a must watch!!
IMDb-“A chronicle of the childhood, adolescence and burgeoning adulthood of a young black man growing up in a rough neighborhood of Miami.”