Saturday Special: Una Great Movie [Film]

“As a screenwriter takes notes from Hollywood executives, her beautiful diverse movie about a black American woman traveling to Mexico, slowly becomes a romantic comedy with an all-white cast.

Juxtaposed with a heartwarming movie that portrays Mexicans and Black people as humans rather than stereotypes, UNA uses comedy to reflect on relevant contemporary issues. It is fun and humorous with a unique storytelling style that incorporates a professional cast mixed with local Mexican non-actors. The movie introduces refreshing new perspectives against common stereotypes, portraying a universal humanity rather than categories of difference.” – October Coast PR

 

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Oh, what a hell of a film we have for you all today! Una Great Movie is special on many different levels for so many different reasons. First of all, it’s somewhat whimsical in its own way, yet has a very real story to tell. It gives a sort of insider knowledge into how terrible to world of filmmaking can sometimes be. The “suits” who don’t give a damn about the actual artist or the art, only what can sell, work as the prime antagonist throughout the film in a very blatant way. I’d I love every second of it. Filmmaker Jennifer Sharp knew how to make a sincerely funny film with a very real message. As the film’s tag line states, the film expresses a very real “absurd reality of chasing a dream.” I sincerely can not think of a better way to express what this film represents.

 

 

Performer JoNell Kennedy shines throughout the film, which he has been doing for quite a few decades now, but it was really great to see her front and center doing her best. Numa Perrier also shines brilliantly, it behooves me to say. In fact, the scenes in which they are together are most definitely the highlights for me. Basically, everyone was wonderful, even those I was surprised to learn were not actually actors, but just locals having a good time.

One of the biggest take aways from Una Great Movie is the fact that I can pretty much guarantee that this film will make an appearance on our end of year list, as it is definitely one of the best films of the year thus far. Seriously Folks, check this one out ASAP!

 

Check out the film’s WEBSITE for some wonderful behind the scenes treats, and how you can check out the film for yourself.

 

 

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