Harriet

Female empowerment and the word of G-d are the theme of this film with slavery as the catalyst. The movie is a nice homage, as you’d expect it to be, about a strong historical figure who had a tremendous impact and extraordinary will. Nicely cast, they support the true character of the woman who became Harriet Tubman played by Cynthia Erivo. While it’s beautiful one can’t help but feel this is a romanticized Hollywood version. Towards the end it is as though film is maturing around you, realizing it’s relevance, needing to ensure you understand the message, becoming preachy, taking you out of the structure of the film. While I appreciate the value of the film, not sure I see it as the Oscar contender it has become. Lukewarm for date night.

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