I approached this film with high hopes that got ground down within the first 30 minutes. The other review here gives you a good idea of what this movie is about, so I won't go into any of that. I understand why the other reviewer liked this movie, but for me, it fails for the same reasons.
I thought the premise of this movie promised more than it delivered. I think what discouraged me most was its style. The filmmaker narrates in a breathy voice heavy with MEANING. The home movies included are just what you would expect, shots of kids, aunts, friends, etcetera, mugging for the camera. The problem for me was that all the rest of the movie seemed to be made up of the same kind of footage--amateur, herky-jerky hand-held home movies.
I found it tiresome and not very interesting. However, this movie might well resonate with Black Americans, depending upon how interested they are in the subject.
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