Post by springmaiden27 on Oct 21, 2018 17:46:14 GMT
Starr Carter is constantly switching between two worlds -- the poor, mostly black neighborhood where she lives and the wealthy, mostly white prep school that she attends. The uneasy balance between these worlds is soon shattered when she witnesses the fatal shooting of her childhood best friend at the hands of a police officer. Facing pressure from all sides of the community, Starr must find her voice and decide to stand up for what's right.
Saw this movie over the weekend, and every second was so good & powerful. I read the book by Angie Thomas earlier this year, and it was also very good. I actually had to take a break from reading as the story was so intense. The movie is much the same, as it is relentless truth. The story depicts the experience of many young people. There were some teenagers moved to tears in the theater. Their father was with them, so they had support.
Russell Hornsby was outstanding as the dad in this film, and Amandla Stenberg continues to shine as she finds her place in this industry. The little kid who plays Sekani is straight up adorable! Really great job by everyone on this project. You truly can feel that it was a labor of love.