Jeff's Reviews

Thoughts on every movie I've ever seen.

Something the Lord Made (2004)

Directed by Joseph Sargent

Starring Alan Rickman, Yasiin Bey, Kyra Sedgwick, Gabrielle Union


A pretty interesting story, but the race stuff is a bit on the nose, the passage of time isn’t entirely clear, and interactions between Thomas and Blalock, as confusing as they may have been in real life, are a little inconsistent here. Direction is a little too traditional and safe. Not surprising that Sargent hasn’t done anything else of note.

Rickman’s accent is a noble effort but a little weird. Mos Def is a likable guy and a pretty good actor. Shame he never took things to next level.

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