I was off work today and decided to go see a movie. I had two thoughts in mind--one was that I hadn't seen a movie in a long time and the other was that seeing the movie would give me something to blog about today.
I can't wait to see Hidden Figures, but today I selected Moonlight because it's been out a while and I thought it might be leaving theaters soon. I didn't know much about the movie but had heard such good things about it. Now I know why.
Now that I've seen it, though, I realize there's really not much for me to write about. It's difficult to describe what the movie is about, beyond saying, "It's a coming of age story," because it's so much more than that. It tells the story of Chiron, in three parts of his life--as a young boy, as a teenager, and as a man. Each part is played by a different actor, who were all great. Each part shows different moments in time that influenced Chiron's life. I didn't read any reviews of the movie until after I saw it, and I'm glad I didn't because I feel they give away too much of the story and I don't want to do that, so I'll stop here.