Children Of God (2009)
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Characters need to be more than vehicles for making a point, and a genuinely heartfelt tone is only partial compensation for an inability to convey the complexity of ideas.
If there were any faults in this movie, Margaret Laurena Kemp's performance redeemed every moment. All I could think was - why haven't I heard of this woman before?
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Set in the Bahamas amid an anti-gay crusade by the local church, this first-love story is beyond tragic with no real story arc. Shit happens. More shit happens. Worse shit happens. Awful ending. The cast ranges from the overacted to the underplayed. Not much lies between. The story has too many threads, all unhappy. For a love story set in the Bahamas, it left me rather cold.
Characters need to be more than vehicles for making a point, and a genuinely heartfelt tone and beautiful lensing is only partial compensation for an inability to convey the complexity of ideas.
I won't doubt this kind of stories really happened in Bahamas, or some under developed nowhere, or even in certain corners in some developed countries. Although sincere enough in attitude, the film sounds a bit corny & awkward in so many places, preachy sometimes. Still, some points being made, plus the beautiful Bahamas location. Margaret Laurena Kemp's character, supported by her remarkable acting, actually could have been more intriguing, further developed & being used- in the sense of drama.
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