If you follow me on Twitter then you probably know that I saw a great movie over the weekend. I didn’t know anything about this movie until I happened to see one of my Facebook friends “like” it on their page. I saw the picture of Michael Ealy and had to investigate because I like him as an actor. After further clicking I stumbled across a movie fan page and saw that he was in a new movie titled Unconditional. Prior to my sleuthing, I had not seen any advertisement or heard anything about this movie. I quickly went to the actual site for the movie and learned that it was opening that weekend. If you know me, then you know I love to support black films opening weekend. I like to do what I can to push these movies to #1.
The movie was playing at my local theater which is about a ten minute walk from my house. So I popped some popcorn at my house (I don’t like movie theater popcorn and it’s cheaper) and walked to the theater. Now normally I don’t like to watch “black” movies in “black” theaters for a whole list of reasons that I won’t divulge now. But I didn’t have to worry about any of my reasons coming to fruition because I was one of four people in the whole theater. Apparently no one knew about this movie either. *insert sad face* Which is sad because it was a great movie. Below is a brief synapsis of the movie.
Samantha Crawford is living a storybook life: she’s happily married, she lives on a ranch where she keeps her beloved horse, and the stories she’s told and illustrated since childhood have become published books.
When her husband Billy is killed in a senseless act of violence, Sam loses her faith and her will to live. But a death-defying encounter with two children leads to a reunion with Joe, her oldest friend. Inspired by true events, UNCONDITIONAL stars Michael Ealy (Think Like A Man) and Lynn Collins (John Carter).
As Sam watches “Papa” Joe care for and love the kids in his under-resourced neighborhood, she begins to realize that no matter life’s circumstances, the love of God is always reaching out to us.
Check out the trailer too!
I hope you guys make an effort to see this movie while it’s in the theaters. It was really good and I boo hoo’d like a baby. (Not that it takes much for me to cry.) And it is based on a true story. Don’t you love movies based on actual events? If you do get a chance to see it, I would love to know your thoughts.