This film featured on Netflix directed by George Tillman Jr., not only highlights the reality of the miss fortunate children of NYC but it keeps you captivated from beginning to end. Featuring an all-star cast including Jennifer Hudson, Anthony Mackie, Jordin Sparks, Julito McCullum, Jeffrey Wright and two new comers Skylan Brooks, who plays Mister and Ethan Dizon, who plays Pete. The movie simply highlights the inner city struggles of two kids who only have each other to rely on, being that both of their mothers are selfish drug using prostitues. Early on in the story Mister’s mother gets caught with heroin and thrown into jail. Leaving Mister by default to become the caregiver and provider for himself and to his mothers friends abused child Pete the entire summer as they try to avoid being pulled into the local juvenile detention center.
With all of the madness surrounding both Mister and Pete, mister stays focus and holds on tight to his dreams of becoming a child actor in Beverly Hills, CA. This dream allows him to keep full steam at moving forward in surviving the unpredictable streets of NYC. Throughout the story there is an underlining message of survival, necessity, betrayal, love and relentlessness. It’ll definitely make you think about those whom are less fortunate and just trying to make it in this crazy world. Although, Mister plays a child full of anger and self reliance he soon learns he cannot do everything in life on his own.
Be sure to check out this well put together production and prepare to be enlighten. This movie will share with you the power of forgiveness and resilience. Definitely let us know your thoughts on the film by leaving a comment below.
Acting score 7
Story score 7
Music and SFX score 8