Summary: “A timeless story of human self-discovery and connection, Moonlight chronicles the life of a young black man from childhood to adulthood as he struggles to find his place in the world while growing up in a rough neighborhood of Miami.”
Out of all the Oscar nominated movies of 2017 that I have seen so far, I think Moonlight is actually my favorite. It’s one of the few that feels bigger than just your average movie, which is what I want from something getting awards attention.
The movie is split into three parts, each telling the story of Chiron in different parts of his life. I would have watched entire movies on each part because they were so good and interesting. You get to see how a kid’s environment can really change how they grow and who they become.
If you’re into character driven stories, this is one you’re going to want to see.
My only problem with the movie is how each segment ended. It was almost as if you get the first act of the story and just as everything is about to change, it ends. Then in the next part you get a very brief mention of what happened during the gap, but not enough. What they did with Juan’s whole situation really bothered me! (You’ll know what I’m talking about if you saw it).
The ending of the entire movie wasn’t any different, unfortunately. It ended JUST AS THINGS WERE GETTING GOOD! Why?!
Despite that, Moonlight is a great movie that is well worth the 2 hours!