Monday, August 27, 2012
Second Look: All Things Fall Apart (2011)
I have to give the writers a huge high five as they forced moviegoers on a character development rollercoaster beginning with hatred and ending with adoration. Even though 50 was surrounded by some of the most well known names in black Hollywood like Mario Van Peebles and Lynn Whitfield, he held his own as Deon physically and psychologically changed right before my eyes. At the midway point of All Things Fall Apart, I had to force myself to recall his character in the opening scenes as well as the action scenes.
For the softhearted movie goers and former athletes keep the Kleenex close by. Though this movie is entirely based on fiction I am confident viewers will immediately connect with Deon and his adversity.
The closing scene was a bit corny, but it actually made a bit of sense considering the circumstances. All Things Fall Apart should receive a definite second look on Netflix and is a great date movie!
Labels: Second Look