Blackbird (2014) is an independent film about a young African American male who is struggling to reconcile his sexual orientation with his devout Christian faith. There are both positives and negatives about this film. I'll start with the positives. The acting was mostly good, especially from Mo'Nique, who I fell in love with as a dramatic actress with Precious, which was her Oscar win. She is just a really great actress and she nails every scene she is in. She is a hard character to like a lot of the time, but Mo'Nique really does do a fantastic job of portraying her. The main character is played by an actor that I personally think needs some more experience in acting, he wasn't bad but I just think he could've been better. The story is interesting and the teenage characters are pretty likable for the most part, that is what kept me watching. It isn't the best, there were some parts where I felt the feeling was lacking, but then in other scenes, I could really connect with the film. It's a mixed bag really, 7/10.
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