Written October 25, 2014
This is a powerful story of a powerful individual trying to maintain a committed relationship. Derek and Ruby are in a relationship and suddenly Derek is incarcerated. Ruby visits him regularly and makes a point to keep the relationship going and get Derek before the parole board for his release. At the parole board hearing Ruby gets a rude awakening. The most significant change in the film to me is Derek's growing interest in maintaining a committed relationship. Ava DuVernay writes full, complex, rich Black male characters that need to be seen more on film. -RF.
Written October 13, 2012
Middle of Nowhere grabbed me from the beginning, I became totally absorbed in the story.
The director did a superb job, her Sundance Award was well deserved.
All of the actors were believable and masterful in their roles.
I observed that many audience members stopped eating their popcorn and drinking sodas!
Now that says something about the power of this film's story.
Written October 14, 2012
One of the best movies I've sen in a long time. The story is somewhat complicated, but it puts a spotlight of what happens when your world you know is turned upside down. Are you emotionally stuck? Do you hold on to the past? Do you try to put the past behind you, and try to make a change - your mind says yes, but your heart says no - to could change the course of your future? The acting was phenomenal! Some real life lesson here. What would YOU do? Go see this film; you won't be disappointed.
Written October 28, 2014
This movie is truly amazing. Ava Duverney is clearly a dedicated artist with an eye for scene development. Every single scene was crafted perfectly. This movie is truly enjoyable. It is absolutely worth supporting it!
Written October 15, 2012
Ava DuVernay did a superb job of keeping you on the edge of your seat. This taut drama was buoyed by strong performances by the entire cast and masterfully lensed by Brad Young. I've got to see it again!