To make the plot slightly clearer:
Set in 1950’s Pittsburgh, a former Negro League baseball player, now working as a waste collector, struggles to provide for his family and come to terms with the events of his life.
Let’s get this out of the way, Viola Davis wants that damn Oscar folks. When you don’t care that boogies come flying out your nose in an emotional scene, they should just hand you the gold right then and there because not only is that dedication to an emotionally driven craft, but it’s also insanely disgusting.
Davis and Washington aren’t new to this story by any means and it shows. Denzel starred in the on stage revival of the play of the same name in 2010 and showed heavy interest in making it a live-action film by starring and directing which he succeeded in doing. Not only does this seem heavy hitting emotionally, but it looks like an character study that only greats can give us and Denzel and Davis are the people to do it. I’ve never seen the play, but I hear it’s wonderful and powerful to use a few words, and this appears to be no different.
SCORE: “It’s Denzel, of course I’m excited”