As with Manchester, this movie-based-on-a-play is a slice of life story starring actors that nabbed Tony Awards for these same performances on Broadway. And deservedly so. Washington and Davis are incredible here, as is the entire cast who bring the African American experience in 1950s Pittsburgh to life. Getting to see the amazing Russell Hornsby (Grimm) as well as the incredible Stephen Henderson (who’s also in Manchester; yet another connection between these two incredible films.)
Expect to laugh, cry, and get really mad sometimes. But ultimately this film does story should do; provides hope.