Moonlight

2016

Action / Drama

209
Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Certified Fresh 98%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Upright 87%
IMDb Rating 7.4 10 198457

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Naomie Harris as Paula
Tre' Rhodes as Black
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Reviewed by O305 2 / 10

Did I miss something? This movie was unremarkable at best.

I'm extremely lost as to why this movie has received so much praise. It was like watching a cake bake at 200 degrees and taking it out after 2 hours -- nothing to show for. Just a bunch of warm ingredients in a pan.

Barely any character development, and no flavor. It was set in Miami, and as a (black) Miami native (who currently lives here), I didn't get any Miami vibes. The characters did not look or act Miami (for lack of better words). This was distracting and disappointing to me. Like, what was the mother's accent??? And Theresa didn't look like a Miami hood chick at all. It annoyed the hell out of me that she had the same weave in when Chiron was 8 as when he was 16. How, Sway? Miami girls switch up their wigs and weaves weekly. They should have cast Miami natives.

Secondly, the casting of young adult Kevin & Chiron was dreadful. Chiron went from being an awkward-looking, not so attractive teenager to quite attractive eye candy as a young adult (mmm, he was fine!). Teenage Chiron had some pretty notable facial features (which added to his awkwardness) that adult Chiron bore no resemblance to. I think the awkwardness as a teen was a central part of the character's identity. I understand that he became more streetwise and confident when he moved to Atlanta, but it was also clear that he strangely remained asexual since that experience with Kevin when he was 16. That is NOT normal -- to me that screams awkward and undeveloped adult... not the sexy, full of swag young adult that Black was. The transition was too extreme and the remaining awkwardness we should have seen was no where to be found. I would have liked to see young adult Black as more average looking, and somehow exuding his more streetwise ways, *despite* his awkwardness. (And I'm sorry, the shyness did not come through as awkwardness to me.) This was very distracting and showed a complete lack of attention to casting.

Kevin went from looking kind of mixed as a kid and teenager to not at all as an adult. Disappointing choice there, too.

Let's not even talk about that horrible attempt at grey hair on the mom of adult Chiron. Why didn't they give the lady a damn wig.

As for the rest of the movie, if you're going to have a slow moving drama like this, character development is so important. I should have felt attached to the characters. Unspoken things should have made more of a punch, like Juan's death. I wasn't even sure if it was his funeral they were referring to. They could have done so much better with that. At the end of the movie, I didn't really feel anything for anyone. Except a from Trevante Rhodes. I had all the feelings for him. LOL. I could have seen more of him with his shirt off, since that was the highlight of the movie.

Reviewed by gunnardsamek 10 / 10

Deep and emotional must-watch

Moonlight follows the life of a boy named Chiron in three different parts of his life: childhood, adolescence, and adulthood. He grows up in the 1980s when drug dealings were rampant - his mother being a heavy drug addict. On top of this, Chiron is gay, which is in heavy contrast to his masculine surroundings in the hood. The plot in this movie is unpredictable in the best way possible. I had no idea where it was going, making it all the more dramatic. No movie has made me this emotional in a long time. Furthermore, the casting was very well done. Like I said earlier, we watch Chiron age and this is shown through a child actor, teenage actor, and adult actor. I didn't have a hard time believing that this was the same person. The acting was very good by all three and they play the character in a very similar fashion, making this film's three chapter story work perfectly. I honestly can't find anything to knock the film on. Moonlight more like 10/10 got em.

Reviewed by pramsalim 10 / 10

Definitely worth the Best Picture Oscar

2016 was a good year for movies. You got La La Land, Manchester by The Sea, Hell or High Water and many other good movies. A movie that stood out however was this small movie from A24, a studio that is known for its exceptional resume of independent films, called Moonlight. This movie won countless of awards, including the Best Picture award at the Oscars. The movie is about an African-American boy who lives in the hood. We witness his upbringing as he deals with countless of hurdles. One of them being his own sexuality. Taking such a strong subject, this movie was very bold and honest with its depiction of what it's trying to say. Some movies just wants to tiptoe around the edges of its own theme. This movie dives headfirst into its theme. There was one particular scene that showed two boys giving each other pleasure whilst sitting in a beach. It surprised me, to be frank, but I'll fool myself if I said it wasn't powerful. This is what I'll call a movie at its purest form. It was incredibly powerful through its ability of visualization. The cinematography, the colour palette, the score, the sound mixing, the editing. These aspects combined into one movie that doesn't use much of dialogue. With the visualization of a confused boy looking at the other boys playing sport, or the one where a mother is scolding her child, but the dialogue was muted, all we got is pure facial expression that tells us more than words could. I know not everyone supports LGBT, and this movie may seem like an LGBT campaign to some of you, but trust me, it is not. It's not just about an LGBT person. If you could widen your lens for a sec, you'll notice that it is not an LGBT parade. It is actually about a lost soul in a familiar yet foreign land, desperate for a loving hand, desperate for comfort. I'm sure we could all relate to that.

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