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Thursday, November 05, 2009



Why does this movie need to politically represent someone who is black? It is not a movie about liberals or conservatives, but the story of one young woman who is a survivor. I do not imagine that all black mothers are the same as Mary. There are evil and cruel mothers in every color. I don't suppose that you want to say that Mary is also a victim and should not be played so horribly? This is Daniels story to interpret, not mine or yours to change. What about the father? Is it alright to portray him as a monster? Will that be representative enough to you? This is a story about the indomitable human spirit.


I am usually one to point out things like this (not having seen the movie to back up my opinion yet) I think in this case the focus of the story, as an all Black story, didn't require those outside historically references, where it may have been needed them in a mixed cast.

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