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Not what I hoped
Reviewed in the United States on December 27, 2019
Unfortunately I did not like this movie as much as I thought I would. It switches back and forth from present to memory a lot, and if you are not paying attention you'll get lost. I tried to watch it with three littles, bad idea. Also this movie, as another viewer has suggested seemed dark most of the time, as it concentrated quite often on Joseph's death and mourning after. I'm guessing that's all the journal they had so they did what they could? I did like how they showed how she was often treated even by saints, as white people were in a time of great biased toward people of a darker color. I also liked how they showed it didn't matter to Emma, she treated her no different. So there were good things, but I was hoping for something a bit more uplifting. I also didn't know the history and based that opinion on other similar movies I've seen.