The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part
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A misbegotten project, as well as a missed opportunity.
Not only provides illuminating insights into racial and cultural issues, but explores family dynamics common to all.
By the end you can't help but wonder whether it was a good idea to keep the youngsters under camera scrutiny for more than 12 years.
The fact that the pair pulls off the nearly 21 / 2-hour run time without making the audience tire of the subjects is a feat itself.
I'm glad I saw this movie because it allowed me to spend time with two engaging boys whose young lives are worth chronicling. But those lives can't bear the symbolic weight the filmmakers place on them. Nor should they have to.
A remarkable documentary, though only partially for the reason its creators intended.
Doesn't hold your hand as it reaches what it's conveying. It's a difficult doc that plays easy.
f Idris is different because he's African American, he stands out even more because he has a camera crew following him to class.
Says a lot about race, color, class, competition, and plain human nature in success-driven contemporary urban America.
Because Brewster and Stephenson have had the great courage to expose their own mistakes and excesses along the way, the film is revelatory as an embedded report from the front lines of parenting.
Repetitive, overlong and, worst of all, not illuminating enough.
Raising and educating middle-class African-American boys is seen first-hand, cinema verité style, over 9 years in fitful, occasionally insightful, and intimately revealing.
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