The Photograph

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81% Audience Score81%
  • 5 of 5 stars
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    beautifully made love story
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    I liked that a woman went after what/who she wanted ....
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    Lakeith was amazing. But it highlights issa raes poor acting. Beautiful story.
  • 5 of 5 stars
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    Best movie ever!! Must watch !
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    The movie had potential but it just didnt ...
  • 5 of 5 stars
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    Love it there wasn’t a part that I didn’t like if this movie .
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    Female movie. Did have some romance lines.
  • 3 of 5 stars
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    I was very excited to see this film. In terms of New age black culture, the plot and topic seemed refreshing . . The setting moves back and forth between present New York City and 1960's Louisiana. The story revolves around Issa Rae's character "Mae" and LaKeith Stanley's "Michael". Michael is a successful journalist and Mae is a photographer, naturally they cross paths. They meet and being dating. Somewhere in there a photograph of Mae's late mother is found and leads to an investigation into moms past . Turns out she was in love with a local fisherman but things didn't workout because she wanted a more grand life, while he was content. This part of the story was engaging but had too little screen time. The issue I had with this film was the slow pace and lack of character development of the two main characters. Their connection lacked energy which lead to an uninspiring snoozer of a film, by the end I had no idea what the point of it all was. Personally I appreciated the effort, Issa looked good on screen, and it was enjoyable not seeing a black movie about drama, abuse, infidelity etc. It wasn't the Notebook or Love Jones but it's the thought that counts in my book. 3 stars
  • 4.5 of 5 stars
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    So many beautiful stories of Black Love!
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    I liked the pace of the movie. The movie plot was predictable, but the soundtrack was awesome!