i remember how much this film impacted me when i first watched it in 2014. the second time around, 4 years later, it didn’t hit me as hard.
i dont want to sound insensitive because i’m really not - i teared up quite a few times throughout this movie, it really is tragic. and yes, the way these people were treated was disgusting and disturbing, but it’s also... real?? discrimination and careless acts of violence still happen today and it absolutely ENRAGES me. my second viewing of this film left me feeling more anger than sadness. the ending is triumphant, and happy, almost as if all of their problems went away and they lived happily ever after??
all critisms aside, david oyelowo gave a beautiful and compelling performance. you can tell he put his entire heart and soul into it his portrayal, and that he truly was passionate about his role. i admire him a lot for this.