Amazing Grace

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Last night, Dana, Chun, Kim, and I went out to see a late showing of Amazing Grace.

Let me brief: not a good movie. Which is unfortunate, since the subject matter — the abolition of slavery in the British Empire — is an important, compelling one that deserves a much better treatment.

Everything I’m watching right now is kind of colored by the McKee experience I had, so I’ll go right ahead and say that the first thing I noticed about the movie was the weakness of the story. Not compellingly structured, with confusing flashbacks and obvious exposition. Chun suspected there were also a number of minor (if not major) inaccuracies.

So don’t go see it, but read about it elsewhere.

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