I thought King of California was a nice surprise.
I saw The Hate You Give
last night on HBO. I’m going to take a few days, read the book, and decide if I want to take a run at the school district hurdles to get it added to the curriculum.
I think the story goes a little way toward explaining how a black kid and a white kid in this country can live side by side and have vastly different experiences. I feel like a realistic portrayal of that should be required reading for all of us. In the absence of that, this might be a good placeholder.
So, wow, I botched that review.
I can’t say I enjoyed it, but it really resonated with me. The main character was Rue on The Hunger Games
. 🙂The movie tried to address biracial friendships, ‘cultural appropriation’, things that drive many kids to deal drugs...
Lots of flat characters, but these issues are way too big for a movie.
Wow, my review just keeps getting worse. Take your medicine! Watch this movie!