Journalist Fred Flarsky reunites with his childhood crush, Charlotte Field, now one of the most influential women in the world. As she prepares to make a run for the Presidency, Charlotte hires Fred as her speechwriter and sparks fly.
June Diane Raphael
Soo I enjoyed this film and I was really looking forward to it, but it left me wanting more. Taraji and Sam were both great and the supporting class was awesome but... I was drawn to this film not necessarily for another civil rights film, but to see the relationship between these two characters grow from overflowing discourse to compromise to friendship. I didn't see that. I saw a few side bar comments and one or two cross words but mostly this film showed a man struggling to let go of his anger and hatred for a race he really didn't understand under the cloud of civil rights and the blistering speeches of those around him albeit including Ann Atwater. I just felt that the friendship between these two Star-crossed souls played by two remarkable actors, would've been more entertaining to watch than just another civil rights film. But it was a good story it just wasn't the story I was expecting.
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