Written August 18, 2013
A eye opening film for my daughter. Her generation, I don't ,think understood what happened only 50 years ago and earlier. The biggest suprise was Oprah Winfrey, I know she is a good actress, BUT she out did herself. She gets a standing ovation from me. This is a must see movie.
Written August 18, 2013
The film is a 'must see.' It was well written, well directed; casting was fantastic, set design and costuming were fabulous. I graduated from high school in 1965 and there was so much that I didn't realize while living through it. But then white America wouldn't have living in California. I was not shocked, I was just amazed at how oblivious people can be to the times that they were living in.
Go see it, that your kids. Amazing.
Written December 19, 2014
1. Film was well done
2. educational as well as entertaining
3. Sensitive, emotional areas handled carefully, but powerfully
4. An anachronism.(when talking about equal pay during Reagan's period, it would have been said "the black man or colored or Negro, but just saying Blacks as a racial group would not have been said by the butler, he was not in tune with the terms)
5. Actors were excellent
6. Movie should be a requirement for seniors in high school because employment and history of how people were expected to work same positions, but receive unequal wages solely on how one looked and not performance.
7. A good lesson in pride, dedication, commitment to family. An example that there were also African-American stay-at- home housewives which isn't often expressed in the media.
Written August 21, 2013
Most of us have been taught about the civil rights movement in school, but that doesn't quite make you FEEL it. This movie puts you in the shoes of a black American male before, during and after this monumental part of our country's history, a history that sparked the advancement of civil rights around the world! There's a number of amazing actors that help this movie move you!!
Written October 01, 2014
This was an incredible movie, depicting not only the life of a man but that of the freedom riders. It was moving, touching, heartbreaking, inspirational, historical, and important. Forest W. and Oprah W. are amazing in this movie and bring a genuine feel to their characters. The make up artistry for this movie is outstanding. The history of what the freedom riders went through is depicted in this movie with no apologies... it does not hold back... which makes it that much more powerful and important as a piece of historical theater. This movie is guaranteed to be an Oscar contender. It is a must see.