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REALLY LOVE (2020, USA) Movie review, plot, trailer, rating

In the latest sequel to the American indie series, which could be reduced to the common denominator “Black Men in the White World”, feature debutant Angel Kristi Williams brings us a romantic drama about the love, ups and downs of two young black men from Washington. Isaiah (Kofi Siriboe) is a young painter trying to break into the art scene. He strives to build his style and find his authentic expression. Typically, he is a poor and talented black suburban painter who will fall in love with Stevie (a Suriname-born Dutch actress Yootha Wong-Loi-Sing), a law student who, you guessed it, comes from a wealthy bourgeois family. It will be one of those typically cinematic loves at first sight, but while it’s obvious that these two young people are incredibly in love, of course it won’t just go that easy.

Because they both dream of careers, and the relationship will somehow coincide with Isaiah’s breakthrough on the scene, while Stevie, who dreams of a career as a human rights lawyer, will get an offer from a great Chicago law firm. The key question will be what they are both willing to sacrifice and what they are willing to give up, but rather adjust more to keep their relationship alive. Is there a successful career at all that smiles on both with the relationship they want? And “Really Love” wasn’t really a bad movie at all, moreover, this was quite a solid romance that is a bit reminiscent of Barry Jenkins ’recent and yet better“ If Beale Street Could Talk ”. The chemistry between the two main protagonists has been achieved and their relationship does not seem artificial, as it sometimes does in similar romantic films. Ratings 6.5 / 10.


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