Sunday, September 19, 2010

The Least Among You - An inspired by a true story DVD

This is my first review of a DVD and I would like to thank BookSneeze for sending me this movie for review. This was a story about Richard Kelly, who was arrested in the 1965 Watts riots. Although he thought he had his life going where he wanted it to go, a night in the prison, changed everything. He is given a probation if he agrees to attend the Seminary his mother wants him to go to for two semesters and study to be a preacher. This is an all-white seminary, and Richard, being a black man, has to break through racial barriers all around him, plus study for something he has no interest in. The caretaker/gardener of the school helps guide and get Richard through many tough choices.
Although I thought the acting in this movie was very well done, I thought the movie itself lacked something. What was the purpose and meaning behind all that happened to this young man? And the Christian Seminary he went to, well, let's just say I use the term "Christian Seminary" very loosely. I feel like something was missing in this movie.

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