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From Above (2013)

Chasing Shakespeare (original title)
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Two souls are so deeply in love with one another that they are entangled beyond life itself.

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Venus
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Molly
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Older Venus
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Jeremiah Ward
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Betty
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Mr. Shelton
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The beginning and end of the relationship between the physical beings of William Ward, a black man, and Venus Ward née Redhawk, a Native American, is presented. The end is marked by Venus' passing, about which William makes no medical intervention based on Venus' wishes. This lack of action places a strain between William and Venus' young adult son, Ricky, and William. In the aftermath, William displays some behavior which Ricky finds unusual, William stating it all having to do with Venus, making Ricky believe that William is becoming unhinged in denying his mother's death. These actions, all based on William indeed searching for Venus - his "Juliet" - become all the more clear as the beginning of their relationship is presented starting in the early 1970s. They initially meet during an audition as Juliet in a fundraising production of Romeo and Juliet, with Venus, who deeply feels and truly does understand the works of William Shakespeare, trying to break the color barrier in acting... Written by Huggo

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A love story for the ages...an inspiring tale for everyone.

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Drama | Romance

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Rated PG for mild thematic elements and language | See all certifications »

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Venus: You can never keep lightning from where it wants to go.
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Lovely
2 October 2014 | by See all my reviews

FROM ABOVE is a wonderful love story. Danny Glover is fantastic as his character lovingly looks back on his life with his love, Venus. Norry Niven does a great job directing and the production quality is excellent. This film also addresses the challenges of an interracial couple and shows how love can overcome those challenges. This is a great film that people of all ages are sure to enjoy! I would recommend for families as well. It is truly a love story that spans across generations. FROM ABOVE is a film that teens and adolescents will find interesting, and that parents will find appropriate. I highly recommend it for everyone.


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