The Photograph – Drama
Category – Movie
Content – When Michael Block sets out to interview Isaac, he has no idea what events this will trigger that will change his life. Isaac shows him these amazing photographs, and Michael sets out to discover who took these pictures back in the day. He finds Mae, who tells him the pictures were taken by her late mother. While the relationship between Michael and Mae begins to develop, we see flashbacks of Isaac and Mae’s mother Christina. Both love stories unravel through the movie. Michael is the type of guy that hasn’t had the real opportunity for true commitment, while Mae feels she is a product of her mother and runs from relationships. There is an emotional twist in the film that you see coming, but that doesn’t make it any less special. This movie is about a love gone wrong in the past, and can Michael and Mae make a love gone right in the present? This is the perfect Valentine’s day love story. This scores a 8 out of 10.
Acting – LaKeith Stanfield and Issa Rae compliment each other very well in this film. You believe in their doubts though the storylines and hope they figure things out in the end. You really pull for them to make it. And Lil Rey Howery is spot on (as usual) playing the comic relief brother to LaKeith. While the movie is deep with conviction, Lil Rey pulls out the comedy just when you need it, so it lightens the tone just a bit. The two actors that play Christina and Isaac, Chante Adams and Rob Morgan do an exceptional job. There story is believable and very touching. Score is 8 out of 10.
Duration – The movie is 1 hour and 46 min long. While it is a drama with love stories unfolding, the comedic relief plays in just when you need it to. So the time of the film is good, it flows well. This gets a 8 out of 10.
TOTAL INDEX for The Photograph – 24 out of 30.
Recommended Watch – This is the perfect Valentine’s movie for those who want to see a good love story.