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About the Movie
Barry Jenkins’ (Moonlight) intelligent, moving, and visually striking love story of bikes and one-night stands is told through two African-American twenty-somethings (Wyatt Cenac and Tracey N. Heggins) as they confront issues of class, identity, and the evolving conundrum of being a minority in rapidly gentrifying San Francisco-a city with the smallest proportional black population of any other major American city.
Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews
- Reviews Counted: 36
- Fresh: 30
- Rotten: 6
- Average Rating: 7.0/10
Top Critics' Reviews
Fresh: It is an exciting debut, and a film that, without exaggeration or false modesty, finds interest and feeling in the world just as it is.
Fresh: A tasty slice of life, but one sliced thin enough to leave one feeling a tad undernourished.
Fresh: Medicine for Melancholy reminds that much is possible with little.
Rotten: Cenac is witty and Heggins has a wary stillness, but the movie itself seems too shy to let them really engage each other.
Superb indie film.
Brutally Underrated Work of Genius!
This is pre-Daily Show Wyatt Cenac at his peak, as a man stuggling between his race and the culture he lives in. This movie simultaneously and effortlessly examines a wide range of topics and is one of those independent films with a surrealy timeless spin on it. If you have any doubts about this movie I beg you to buy it and put those doubts to rest.
Amazing Character driven movie, love letter to San Fran.
This might be THE Black indie film, it's amazing and so realistic. Dialogue carries this movie and the cinematography is great, somebody a movie some of us can truly relate to.