Tragic tale based on the true story of a young black man shot on New Years Eve at a Bay area subway stop, seemingly for no reason. Smartly told and beautifully acted by Octavia Spencer, Melonie Diaz and especially (ex-AMCer) Michael B. Jordan as the young man. An important and powerful film.
This big screen adaptation of the Pulitzer prize winning Broadway hit has an all-star ensemble cast - but it's Meryl Streep who steals the show. I love Meryl and this is probably one of the best written roles for a woman in contemporary dramatic writing. The whole cast is terrific - Margo Martindale gets a special shout-out. Intimate, funny and sorta depressing. Perfect for the holidays - I say go see it!