Waterworks! Sheer waterworks, I have seen more emotional films before but I was tearing like crazy...lets see why: single mother loses her crappy job, has 3 kids various ages to raise in a inner city nightmare, and deals with the predujices that we all have of women who have different baby daddies and dead beat baby daddies so she is doing it ALONE. That is just the first few minutes!
Perry has a beautiful idea of what a woman (his heroine) is. She is strong, resilant, caring, respectful but closed off from letting someone inside the most coveted part of her body... her heart. This film is no different. Perry shows the hardships of life: growing, learning, loving, and accepting in a beautiful way.
One thing I love about his films is his ability to show the ____ of falling in love. I have no idea what it is. A process, an ability, a journey. This film shows that friendships are first established between persistant men and the heroine, bonds and trust created, respect and equality given then love blooms. Usually this love depiction in his films are about 5-7 minutes but you feel the beauty of the blossoming love. And no sex, is shown like in this case none at all, the 1st kiss comes at the end of the film which I was dying to see. His films are like life the up and downs, the anticipation, excitement, letdowns, and all that consists of human exsistance.
Bassett I LOVE her, she glows!