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This is a visually stimulating film. Spike Lee's uses of colors and lighting creates a mood that is essentially Jazz. The ambiente atmosphere of the film is highlighted by outstanding music composed by Branford Marsalis.
Mo-Better blues is an urban tale that will strike at the heart of all. Those who are new to Spike Lee's brand of photography are in for a treat. Also be sure to check out other Lee classics Do the Right Thing, Jungle Fever, Crooklyn, and He Got Game.
Overall, an enjoyable contemporary story of young, single African-Americans filmed in Brooklyn and Manhattan, a rarity for its time. They're making more of this type of film today . . . but the actors are getting younger and younger!
That said, I would give it 2.5 stars for how the roles the women were reduced to in this movie. Bleek was a playa, a dog, and the women knew it, yet they put up with that anyway. Nothing Mo betta about that. Women with low self esteem allowing a man to dog them out and in the end, one woman ends up saving Bleek. The message sent to women is that she must put up or shut up. That she can't walk away from a man who is mistreating her. I wish one of those women, would have told Bleekk where to go. But No.. they continued to pander to his philandering ways. So 2.5 stars for that story line. 3.5 stars for the interaction between the musicians, and as for Giant's character? Ugh, that little gnat played by Spike Lee, Ugh, I wish I had a fly swatter to swat him out of the movie like the leech sucking gnat he was.
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If you love good music, if you enjoy a great storyline or if you just love Spike Lee, this is one of the movies that made him great. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Maria Barnes
SPIKE & DENZEL ,,SPEAKS FOR IT SELF,, ONE OF ALL TIME FAVORITEPublished 4 months ago by POO N THE DESERT
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