Saturday, June 8, 2013

Movie Review - Middle of Nowhere

Movie Review - Middle of Nowhere

By Rych McCain International/Nationally Syndicated Entertainment Columnist

Photos Per AFFRM

Middle Of Nowhere. African-American Film Festival Releasing Movement. Starring Emayatzy Corinealdi, Omari Hardwick, David Oyelowo, Lorraine Toussaint, Sharon Lawrence, Edwina Findley and Nehemiah Sutton. Written & Directed by Ava DuVernay. Produced by Howard Barish, Ava DuVernay and Paul Garnes

Ava DuVernay Writer/Director/Producer

 Ava DuVernay made history at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival by becoming the first Black female director to win the prestigious “Sundance Best Director” for “Middle Of Nowhere.”

Emayatzy Corinealdi as Ruby

  The film centers on the trials and tests of faith that it takes to maintain a relationship between Ruby (Corinealdi) and her fianc√© boyfriend Derek (Hardwick) who is incarcerated in prison. 

Derek (Omari Hardwick) and Ruby (Emayatzy Corinealdi)

While Ruby is steadfastly holding out from seeing other men and staying true to Derek, she finds out through the grapevine that Derek is creeping on her and not holding up his end of the being faithful bargian. 

Ruby and Brian (David Oyelowo)

 In the meantime, bus driver Brian (Oyelowo) has had his eye on Ruby who initially turned down his advances. But since Brian dropped the ball, she breaks down and gets it on with Brian and the situation becomes a love triangle for Ruby. DuVernay presents the hard question situations and the actors come through with convincing performances. 

****Excellent! (Ride In Front 1st Class!)    

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