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The set-up of "Black Butterfly" is both simple and effective. While the dialogue and performances do have moments where they come across as stilted, it is easy to forgive such things in this low budget endeavor. When tragedy strikes, the initial reactions to it are handled well and Monae does a good job juggling the conflict. Also of note, the actor that plays her father maintains a nice balance. They handle the difficult material with quite a bit of sensitivity, and that is a great thing. But the movie makes a few glaring missteps that all but derail the subtle effectiveness of its strong points. From the small (Monae is never a convincing swimmer and the Olympic side plot feels poorly conceived) to the large (the villain is drawn in such aggressively broad strokes, he is more caricature than human), the movie made it impossible to fully connect with the emotional core.Read more ›
I was particularly impressed with the Mahogany Monae and Lionel Gentle. Monae, while a bit old for her role and Gentle, a bit young for his, delivered nuanced performances, in spite of the heavy handedness of the script.
While the subject matter is tough to watch, I was impressed with the movie overall and would recommend it.
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It was a good movie, but I didn't care for it because it disturbed me so much. I cannot watch again. Very very Disturbing.Published 12 months ago by Linda M. Scott
It was a great movie. I would recommend this movie to anyone who is into drama movies.Published 16 months ago by Isa Stovall
Excellent and informative about teenage rape, one should speak out. Tastefully done, not graphic.Published 23 months ago by D. Carter