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Collin must make it through his final three days of probation for a chance at a new beginning. He and his troublemaking childhood best friend, Miles, work as movers, and when Collin witnesses a police shooting, the two men’s friendship is tested as they grapple with identity and their changed realities in the rapidly-gentrifying neighborhood they grew up in.
|Studio :||Summit Entertainment, Snoot Entertainment, Codeblack Entertainment,|
|Crew :||Cinematography, Director,|
|Cast :||Daveed Diggs Rafael Casal Janina Gavankar Jasmine Cephas Jones Ethan Embry|
|Genre :||Drama Comedy Crime|
Too much of everything
This is a gorgeous movie made by a gorgeous spirit.
The story-telling is good with flashbacks.The film is both funny and heartbreaking. You smile in a scene and get a soulcrushing revelation in the next.
This is one powerful movie-its message, its actors, its depiction of struggles. A must-see!
Wow.. this film is so relatable. Well worth a watch.. thumbs up. Very deep indeed.
I saw "Blindspotting", starring Daveed Diggs-Black_ish_tv, Wonder; Rafael Casal-his first movie; Janina Gavankar-Sleepy Hollow_tv, True Blood_tv and Ethan Embry-The Walking Dead_tv, Sweet Home Alabama. This is a look at race relations and how complicated things can get. Daveed-who is black-and Rafael-who is white-are best buds and have been since they were kids. Daveed is currently on probation and only has 3 days left before he is a free man-so he does not want to mess it up. It's not easy since Rafael is always acting 'gangster' and waving fire arms around while getting into fights. They both work for a moving company and Janina is their boss. Daveed used to date Janina but something happened that cooled their relationship, and sent Daveed to jail-that is why he is on probation. One night, just before his 11:00 pm curfew, Daveed sees Ethan, a white policeman, shoot an unarmed black man-he only shoots him 4 times in the back-and then Ethan gets a 'That_a_boy' for shooting an 'armed' man. At least, that's his story. The dilemma arises; should Daveed come forward and tell the truth and possibly get into trouble that would mess up his parole or keep quite? FYI: Daveed & Rafael are actually friends in real life and they both wrote and produced the movie. Oh yeah, the term blindspotting refers to seeing something or a situation and there being two different responses to what is seen. An example that is used in the movie is a picture of a vase that can also look like two people facing each other. It's rated "R" for language, violence, drug use and sexual content-no nudity-and has a running time of 1 hour & 35 minutes. It's not one that I would buy on DVD-once was enough-but it would be a good rental.
This deceptively complex film strikes a great balance between drama and comedy to cover a lot of timely and important topics. But don't think it's not fun. This film starts out light-hearted and fun and lets its message slowly emerge. As the film gets more serious, it uses comedy at just the right moments to let the pressure off the audience. That's not to say this film isn't heavy. It is. But it's also fun. This film does what I think Spike Lee struggles with, which is to let the message emerge and trust that the audience is intelligent enough to understand it. Excellent film.