The acting in this film, in particular Viola Davis, was very very good. The story, however, failed to grab me. I feel bad admitting this given its public success, but, if I’m really honest, I felt bored from start to finish.
I really wanted to like this film and I was so excited to watch it. There’s no denying that the the lead performances are absolutely fantastic. Their ability to portray deep emotion in their characters was incredibly impressive. As a character study piece, it would be hard to find much wrong with this. Simply put though, I was not entertained. There was not enough substance in the story to keep me engaged and I could not last the duration of the film without mentally switching off. Such a shame.