Written June 27, 2016
This film has a great story line, great acting, great cinematography, and great writing. Middle of Nowhere addressed themes such as love, relationships, family dynamics, learning when to let go, and living in the present. The director Ava DuVernay, won Best Director 2012 at Sundance this year for the film (the first African American woman to do so) for good reason. The soundtrack is even good. Films this good rarely come around, especially a black film. This is a must see!
Written July 01, 2016
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!
Written August 27, 2016
At last a film where adult African Americans don't behave like cartoonish children, where the situation is relevant to the culture but handled in a way that allows others access, where the soundtrack isn't telegraphing how you should feel, or is overburdened by cross-promotion with the dreck from the record labels. I enjoyed it HUGELY. Go see it!
Written October 15, 2012
Expertly directed, simply acted, passionate and believable characters. A treasure to view. Best movie I've seen all year. Excellent cast.
Written October 30, 2012
Powerful drama with quite a twist at the end. Kept me wondering what would happen next.