This was a beautiful story. It's one of those stories that you wonder how you didn't even hear about it until now. It's also one of those stories where you really can't understand the generations before you (white vs colored). It's crazy! Obviously racial tensions were very real, but it's as if no good white man existed then. It's weird. That being said, this movie had some truly amazing acting, meaningful dialogue, beautiful sets, and fun music to carry it along. It deserves the acclaim it's getting, and I would highly recommend it to those interested in something that will both make you feel good and think at the same time.
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Reviewed By: Steven Siwek
There are definitely moments of over-acting (Broadway-esque) here, but overall great casting and each person elevated the other's performance.
PG and this good - it IS possible! Yay! This movie certainly isn't all feel-good, it will challenge you to question the moral fabric of our country, but it will make you proud in the end.
The music really matched the film and time period well. It was a great way for the film to keep the audience upbeat, even though the fight of being a black woman was so uphill back then.
The fact that there was some truth to this is amazing, and then add to that how they told this story and I think they did a fantastic job.
I was really impressed by the set design, outfits, and attention to detail with many of the shots. Well done.
This film reminds me of why we make movies. Entertaining, thoughtful, and purposeful in every way.