Movie Pick of the Day: Queen & Slim
One of my favorite movies of 2019 was Queen & Slim. It has stellar performances, a compelling plot and socially significant timely content. Some will compare it to a modern day Thelma and Louise or Bonnie and Clyde, but this movie is better and it depicts the issues of racial profiling that’s still happening in America.
Two single young adult African-Americans meet on a Tinder date. Of course it doesn’t go well. It’s a Tinder date after all. The Tinder date leads them on a wild journey together. Running for their lives and bonding along the way.
Queen & Slim is fantastic all around. Stellar performances from Daniel Kaluuya and Jodie Turner-Smith. They carry the movie and breathe life into their characters. Great on-screen chemistry.
The story is vital and eye-opening. The film keeps you guessing with the twists and turns along the way. It kept me on-edge from start to finish. Not much to dislike about Queen & Slim. One of the most underrated movies of 2019.
BONUS FEATURES on 4K ULTRA HD, BLU-RAY, DVD AND DIGITAL:
- Feature Commentary with Director/Producer Melina Matsoukas and Writer/Producer Lena Waithe
- A Deeper Meaning – Daniel Kaluuya, Jodie Turner-Smith and filmmakers discuss the complicated journeys of Queen & Slim and explore the deeper meanings of how far these characters have come from where they began.
- Melina & Lena – A behind-the-scenes look at the creative partnership between director/producer
Melina Matsoukas and screenwriter/producer Lena Waithe.
- Off The Script – Screenwriter Lena Waithe reads from her original screenplay for Queen & Slim.
- On The Run With Queen & Slim – Go behind the scenes with the cast and crew of Queen & Slim as they film in Cleveland and New Orleans.