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A bit distracting... Good filmmaking.

Rod - wrote on 05/29/2019

The hook was clear: A woman finds out that she is pregnant after the father of her child got sent to jail. However, I felt that the obsession to emphasize racial discrimination in multiple scenarios disrupted the overall flow of the story which led to the failure of having an immediate impact. I got that it is true and intimate, I just got distracted to some parts that are forceful to make a point. Not that I do not see the value of the message, but I appreciate a more subtle yet effective approach of getting the message across. Still, a good story to tell and relatable characters to present. On technical side: Regina King was great; the production design and cinematography are visually appealing and engaging. I was not really got into it as I hoped for, but still good filmmaking.

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