Film reviews are subjective. I tend to rate films not according to how “perfect” they are, seem to be, or are said to be in general but rather to how perfect they are to me.
Unconditional (2012) from Harbinger Media Partners
Rated PG-13. Drama, African American Actors/Issues, Faith Film, Biography
My thoughts: Samantha Crawford is a promising writer, but her world crumbles after her husband is murdered. Can a sudden turn of events, including a chance reunion with her childhood friend, Joe Bradford, stop her from destroying what she has left, and even lead her to something more to live for?
Where’s this movie been all my life?
Yes, some of the acting could’ve used a bit more polish, but there’re powerful performances here too, as well as a dynamic message, or a number of dynamic messages wrapped into one. While I do like my share of corny movies, religious and otherwise, this story based on true events isn’t just a sweet or sappy faith flick, but there’s some real, raw, and beautiful stuff here on love, grief, race, purpose, friendship, and more.
Well worth a watch.
My corresponding reading: Unconditional by Eva Marie Everson.