My Last Day Without You is probably the cutest indie movie since Love Jones and Medicine For Melancholy – with a twist!
I have three words for you: GO SEE IT!! It’s playing at AMC Theaters in Atlanta, Seattle, DC, Chicago & NOLA.
I’ve already seen the film months ago and looooooved it! Evia added a post on her forum and while I’ve been promoting it on the blog’s social media accounts I wanted to add a post here as well. And you know I don’t go out of my to promote things for free unless it offers great benefit.
Plot Synopsis: On a one-day business trip to New York, a young German business executive (Ken Duken) falls in love with a singer-songwriter (Nicole Beharie) who exposes him to her Brooklyn world and emotions he’s never experienced before.
For what could have been a movie full of cliches, turned out to be very poignant. It’s based on a true story, so I think that has something to do with the added gravitas of the film. Some of you may have gotten hooked on the new hit series Sleepy Hollow, where Beharie plays Lt. Abbie Mills. Some of you may have heard of the film from the festivals as the creators have been trying to get a release date for two years. Some of you witnessed the online shenanigans from a bunch of deniers who had a meltdown over the dating choices of two former co-stars (Beharie and Fassbender).
Well, the movie is finally here on the big screen and it’s time to put your money into something fun, entertaining and that offers a NORMAL portrayal of black woman. Unless you want to keep talking about racism, sexism and what somebody’s done to wrong another person. This is an opportunity to not only focus on something positive, but take action towards creating more positive experiences for many.
The movie has adventure, romance, humor, wit and above all hope for a better future. The leads have amazing chemistry and there’s MUSIC to boot. What I particularly liked was the lead character’s sense of worth and while we all like to promote the idea and ideals of “romance”, she had her feet planted firmly on the ground. It’s more grown-up than “boy meets girl” and in this case the “girl” is not so desperate for attention, affection, or “love” that she accepts anything! Very empowering message for ALL women.
This is a test run for a potential national release, so if you don’t live in a city where it’s paying BUY A TICKET ANYWAY!!! Here’s the official movie website, Facebook Page and Twitter. Don’t miss out!