The young Ovid enrages the brutal emperor by writing a provocative guide to love and runs for his life. Set in a world filled with togas, hip-hop, sneakers, oration, and poetry slams (think Baz Luhrmann's Romeo and Juliet or Hamilton), this film follows the life of the popular, witty, and controversial Roman poet, set in a lively mash-up of contemporary Detroit and ancient Rome.
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An imaginative, brilliant script. Wonderful acting, and direction. Warm and sly glance at a generation of thoughtful young people in their twenties and early thirties willing to make sacrifices to create a more just, less weighted toward the wealthy,socially enlightened culture. Very relevant to what has been happening in US since November '08. Corbin is the perfect Ovid, at once innocent and cocky.
Thoughtful and congruent with the times. A beautiful showcase of art in its pure forms, this movie showcases beautiful acting with elements of poetry, dance, acrobatics, and even fire dancing. The story is about the uprising of art and movement of the people amid the oppressive kingdom that stands in Ovid's world. There are many layers to this movie! The acting and filming are both stunning in their own respects. You can see the intricacy in every scene.