Review by RunPee Trainee Dana Simone! —
I rate this movie a C, because the dialogue is really slow throughout, and takes some time to build the plot.
I also thought the numerous dead spaces of no dialogue got a little boring, based upon the peoples’ faces in the theater audience. It also seemed as though the ending was a little abrupt, or left you hanging. My friend I was with actually said out loud, “Is that it?” when the credits began to run.
The movie was relatable though, in many ways: from the devastation of black people after hearing Trump won, from strong and independent women being hurt by their previous boyfriend, and the emotions one can have for not pursuing their dreams (due to setbacks and perceived limitations).
For you Omari Hardwick fans, Omari’s character is nothing like his role as Ghost on the TV show Power. In this movie, he is intentionally sensitive; he meditates, and he’s extremely close with his son. Oh, he doesn’t kill anyone in the movie either. LOL!
Cass’ soul needed Frida, and Frida needed Cass. Both of them were struggling with — shall I say — misplaced dreams. Pun intended. Frida’s role portrays her desperately seeking liberation from her boring job as an attorney, and her ex-boyfriend. It was ironic that Frida is an independent, well-established, beautiful woman that flies to LA alone, then meets Cass.
On the first meeting, she kisses him, accompanies him to a night club, rides in an Uber with him, then goes to (what she thought was) his house. All that is completely opposite behavior for independent women. There’s no way we are going anywhere with men at a first meeting, swap saliva, then travel across town without first Googling you, pulling a background report, checking the pedophilla database, and then discussing it with two of our sis-boos. I’m just saying!
But I think that was another meaning behind the movie…take chances when it feels right, deep down in your gut.
Overall, the movie makes you think, which is why there is all the dead space with no dialogue. If you walk out of this movie reinventing yourself, or recalibrating your goals and objectives, then the movie probably did its job — by getting you to realize why you should give birth to that dream of yours right now.”
About the Peetimes: DanaSimone! is our awesome Chicago resident Peetime Trainee. This is one of the first movies that she has done “live” for RunPee. This is a job that takes some time to get comfortable with.
She writes that overall the Peetimes were easy: “The movie had many dead spots with no narrative — just atmosphere.”
If you feel that there are better choices for Peetimes in the movie, we would love to hear from you (firstname.lastname@example.org).