Writer and director Trey Edward Shults' poignant romantic drama traces the life stories of a suburban African-American family living in South Florida. A controlling father’s attempts to ensure that his two children succeed in high school backfire after his son experiences a career-ending sports injury. Their familial bonds are eventually placed under severe strain by an unintended murder.
Audio commentary with writer-director Trey Edward Shults and actor Kelvin Harrison, Jr.
This was a hell of a film. You could tell that
*Director* Trey Edward Shults goes all out on the set and in the editing room. There is just so much fury in tandem with innocence that's conveyed on the screen and it makes you realize just how much your actions can have an affect on the rest of your life and the people around you. There are a few aspect ratio changes that are in the film, and they work surprisingly well. Each decision to change to the next aspect ratio felt fitting to the story, which I guess is also helped by the cinematography. And speaking of the cinematography, if this doesn't get an Oscar nomination for best cinematography, the Academy must actually be stupid. Also, the title of the film is something that I kept on thinking about throughout the runtime because for some reason it fits so perfectly with what the film is going for.