DVD Things Never Said

DVD Things Never Said
DVD Things Never Said
Run time: 112 min
Rating: 6.5
Genres: Drama
Director: Charles Murray
Writers: Charles Murray
Stars: Shanola Hampton, Elimu Nelson, Omari Hardwick
Storyline
KALINDRA STEPNEY (Kal) is an emerging spoken-word poetess, someone who willingly speaks her thoughts, but she’s an artist who has yet to find her voice. A native of California, Kal has dreams of taking her poems to New York and the infamous Nuyorican stage. Haunted by a miscarriage and saddled with RONNIE, a husband who’s angry and without direction – he uses his fists as a form of speech, Kal tries desperately to find an outlet for her struggling voice. Written by Anonymous
Plot Keywords: spoken word, self worth, poetry
Details:
Country: USA
Release Date: 6 September 2013 (USA)

4 Comments

  1. This movie was soooooo good it's not even funny. Without spoiling anything, I will say they dare to rip the band-aid off of uncomfortable truths that have been implicated/intimated in the majority of storytelling in films of the past. You get that here and there, but to have the band-aids off of so many layers of systematic problems throughout the entire film- from beginning to end surprisingly- was so different and refreshing. Heck, I didn't know that my spirit sort of needed it. To have these issues, these complications, these lows but also the highs portrayed so well by such strong actors made it so easy to get lost in the story and connecting on some level to each character– even the really bad one. 😉 The production, in its rawness, was spectacular. The editing was purposeful. Very well done.

    My goodness. This movie left me breathless and wanting absolutely nothing for I was truly full. A MUST GO SEE! The main criticism that I have for it is that it's not in more theaters. This is a movie that should be shared with a much broader audience. I hope it's picked up and put in more theaters so I can talk about it with more friends and family across the country! lol This could be a hit for sure!

  2. I found this movie by accident and I am so glad that I came across it! At first it reminded me of the movie Love Jones because of the poetry and just the vibe of the movie. However, the more the movie went on,I realized that it had a more powerful message.The mother of the main character seem so weak by staying in a abusive relationship and encouraging her daughter to do the exact same. The main character of the movie took a stand in her marriage by not JUST existing in a relationship she was not happy in. Although I did not agree with her cheating on her husband in the beginning, I am very glad that she divorced him.Her poem and the guy she was going with in the movie..both of their poems were powerful.Everything about this movie was amazing and it is a movie I could watch in the future as well. 10/10!

  3. I truly wish it hadn't ended. It was so invoking and real. I felt like it was a modern day "Love Jones (which happens to be one of my favorite movies… ever!!) The main characters were real life, everyday people. They were people that you know, friends, and family members. The might actually be you. They didn't paint fairy tale images, they gave you raw reality. Some good, some bad, and some ugly.

    It was such a sexy story line. And I love a story that doesn't give you the ending that you expected. I felt in love at times. When I can feel as the actors feel, that's always indicative to me of a great story.

    I would love to see more of this movies writers and producers. I guess I am a sucker for poetry, sex, love, hate, fighting, drama, sadness, and truth. Things Never Said will take you on that roller coaster ride that you've missed as a child. Real Housewives of Atlanta, has nothing on this movie. Definitely don't need to wait 13 episodes to get some juice.

    One thing that I would have liked is a stronger, more intense ending, but it was good either way.

  4. This movie was well written, well acted and directed very well. Honestly the pacing was a bit slow, but that did not ruin the film. I am so happy to see a Black family portrayed in its fullest form. They all had their deepest secrets, they were very real characters and even one of the main characters, the abusive husband, (oops I gave part of it away) was realistic. We saw his "reasons" for the abuse and the director did not go over the top. This film was written for an intelligent audience. We need more of this sort of film, its characters are rich, full and developed. Was this movie in the theatres? Why not? It's got the stuff strong films are made of.

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