To my surprise, the e-mail title was correct, this was definitely a movie I or anyone else was NOT supposed to see, as it was only playing in limited cities for limited screenings. I was sure this movie would break out of the film festival circuit and make it to the big screen. It wasn't until October 13, 2009 that this movie was released on DVD, and as the e-mail title says this is "A MUST SEE MOVIE!"
No exaggeration, American Violet IS a must see movie. Weather you are familiar with the story or don't have a clue that this was going on, everyone in America needs to hear this story. American Violet is not a embellished movie about the truth of the "justice" system or another story about life in the projects; American Violet is a movement with a message.
The message speaks for it self: "Someone Must Take A Stand." Why not you???
Black Positive Image endorses this movement and the movie American Violet with a rating of: A+. Not just because it is a Black movie and not just because of the message. This movie resounds in fact and speaks a message. With a breakout star (Nichole Beharie) and a cast of Black actors that really make the message stand out. Our review is not meant to bias do to the nature of exposing the justice system in light of the Black communities issues, but this was a movie that definitely stood out in all aspects.
A MUST SEE MOVIE, You weren't supposed to see!!!