Friday, January 24, 2014
Movie Review: GIMME SHELTER
GIMME SHELTER (Click this link for synopsis, more pictures, etc. )
Good morning, friend! Welcome to Friday. It's beautiful here, but cold - wind chills overnight were crazy low for Middle TN! But I was out in it; I got a pass to a screening for this new movie, GIMME SHELTER.
I had seen the trailer on BuddyHollywood.com and wanted to check it out - but Kenn's busy shooting again, and I wasn't sure we'd get a chance to go together. Plus, free is always good! :)
How do I tell you about this movie? :) It's based on a true story. Rated PG-13 for a bit of language and violence, the subject matter - teenage pregnancy and the limited choices these girls have, and the backgrounds they come from - is also not for little ones.
It's got a star-studded cast, with Rosario Dawson, Brandon Frazier, and James Earl Jones to name a few. As an audience, we laughed, we cried, we ooh-ed, we recoiled - it's quite an emotional movie, as you can guess, with the subject matter.
The sets are beautiful - you won't ever question if you're "where you're supposed to be". Costumes, too, show the difference between the "haves" and the "have nots".
The movie was under an hour and thirty-five minutes. I felt like it needed to be a little longer; I have a feeling there were a lot of Brandon's re-connection scenes that ended up on the cutting-room floor, because there just wasn't enough developed there for the ending to make sense - except that, as a movie-goer, you suspend your disbelief. :D
Go see this movie. Take friends with you. Although there are Scriptures quoted by the priest, the movie isn't over-the-top Christian. But it IS a movie that should have us talking!
OK, I'm outta here! :) Enjoy your weekend! Be BLESSED!!!!