The Photograph Review

Story by Elashia Jackson

Graphic by Kendall Reid

The new film, The Photograph, gives us all hope for true love.

Love was in the air this Valentine’s Day with Issa Rae and Lakeith Stanfield both starring in this romantic roller coaster.

As reporter Micheal (Stanfield) is covering a story in Louisiana, he spots a particular photograph. This photograph is an essential artifact in the film allowing him to meet a young woman by the name of Mae (Rae). Micheal is instantly smitten by Mae, which leads us on an emotional journey of love and hidden truths.

“The story started off great, a true love story, but it didn’t end as the happily ever after I expected,” said senior Lakeytra Coleman.

The movie effectively uses flashbacks, parallelism and symbolism to compare both Mae and Christina’s lives.

A lot of people gathered on Valentine’s Day to see this film whether they were with their friends, partners or just alone.

Senior Cornisha Kendrick saw the movie with her galentines. Kendrick called the movie a “beautiful love story written without defects”.

The movie also included a jazz and soul filled soundtrack. Artists include Chaka Khan, Al Green, Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah and Ari Lennox.

Celebration Cinema in Mount Pleasant is now showing this film. It is not too late to catch this movie with your significant other or a group of friends.