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 January 29, 2015
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 October 23, 2014
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 30, 2012
Powerful drama with quite a twist at the end. Kept me wondering what would happen next.
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.