April 20, 2012
Poignant, Powerful, Inspirational....Jakes Hits Again!
This is one SOLID screenplay, powerful, intuitive and very entertaining. No moralizing or pretence here, just solid film making. The only minor improvement needed, other than graphics choices for intercut titles, is the occasional camera mishandling. In other circumstances, both of the preceding things would be grounds for somewhat less than high praise, but these things are easily forgotten due to the intrinsic quality of this composition, its play and perfect execution by its players. While I wouldn't recommend this for children, even though children appear herein, I'd advise anyone seeking a good story, filled to brimming over with substantive characters and deep study, along with one entertaining flick, to pay the ticket price and see this film. You definitely won't be disappointed.
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