Kim L. Here….
The first word that comes to my mind about this movie is… Heart. Based on a true story of Oscar Grant, the 22 year old that was murdered by a police officer in the early hours of New Year’s Day in 2009 at the Fruitvale BART Station in the Bay Area of California, the story follows Oscar, played by Michael B. Jordan (Friday Night Lights) on the last day of his life and shows the ups and downs he faced as a young man and father trying to do the right thing.
What stood out most to me was how much he loved his family and was really trying hard to turn his life around for himself and his family. The first time director, Ryan Coogler, did an incredible job at focusing on what really matters, family. The wonderful thing about this film is how the director was able to make the audience feel what the actors were feeling. Octavia Spencer did a great job of portraying Oscar’s mom. I loved the interactions between them on screen. I see why this film won so many awards and has everyone talking. Again this film has heart. A must see for everyone.