Trevante Rhodes, André Holland, Janelle Monae, Ashton Sanders
Barry Jenkins (Director), Tarell McCraney (Writer), Barry Jenkins (Writer)
Release: Oct. 21st, 2016
Runtime: 1 hour, 50 minutes
The tender, heartbreaking story of a young man’s struggle to find himself, told across three defining chapters in his life as he experiences the ecstasy, pain, and beauty of falling in love, while grappling with his own sexuality.
I really watched this movie with an open mind. And though I'm a straight, married man, the LGBQT motif did not deter me from watching the movie. Though I loved the acting of Chiron's mother, I didn'...
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The underlying questions of the film come from personal identity, how much we create to fit in with our environment and how much is an unchangeable nature.
But where this story really shines is the final third where Chirone and Kevin reconnect as young adults...these characters have gone through a lot of change since being teenagers, including stints in jail and this Chirone is nothing like Little, but the reunion with Kevin is a slow and tension-filled dance where Jenkins puts the viewer on pins and needles waiting for something that is hinted at in subtext, but Jenkins makes us work for it and what we are expecting is delivered but it is delivered with something I wasn't expecting...taste.