“Just Mercy” Movie Review and Trailer
I thought all this was behind us when I was marching in the 60’s singing “We Shall Overcome”. Well…..50 plus years later…here we are AGAIN in the middle of racist violence, police brutality, and rampant bigotry. WTF. We need to treat EVERYONE like WE want to be treated. Then we need to VOTE the Orange racist idiot out (then eliminate the obsolete electoral college so voting is truly the will of the people), so we can return to some normalcy and, once again, try to heal this country rather than hurt it.
Oh, yeah…..you don’t need to post black images on your social media (that only lasts a few seconds anyway)….what you need to do is live a FULL LIFE free from hate and do the best you can to help everyone no matter what they look like. It’s only common human sense.
Walter McMillan (Jamie Foxx) was returning home from work one evening when he was pulled over by the police in Monroeville, Alabama and arrested for the murder of an 18 year old girl.
He was jailed and put immediately on death row…before a trial!
Bryan Stevenson (Michael B. Jordan) is a recent graduate of Harvard Law School and is heading south to Alabama to help start a nonprofit organization with Eva Ansley (Brie Larson).
Eva is not a lawyer, but, she has been working tirelessly on behalf of death row inmates who need proper legal representation. She is very happy to have Bryan at her side, and as it turns out, so are the inmates.
Especially Walter McMillan, who is clearly innocent and clearly the victim of pure unadulterated hatred and deep seated racism among those who claim to be leaders in the community.
Bryan and Eva change the world for the better. But it wasn’t easy….and, unfortunately, their work is not yet done, as the events in 2020 show.
“Just Mercy” is an enthralling look at bigotry and racism and how leaders can control people and events just because they don’t like the color of their skin. For any normal person, this is a VERY disturbing, but, ultimately uplifting and hopeful, movie that is a must see. Amazing cast, but, damn, Jamie Foxx is absolutely stupendous. Oscar time! 🙂
Warner Bros. just made this film FREE for everyone on your favorite streaming service. We watched it on Google Play.
Go to IMDb for more information.
“We need conviction in our hearts. this man taught me how to stay hopeful, because I now know that hopelessness is the enemy of justice. Hope allows us to push forward, even when the truth is distorted by the people in power. It allows us to stand when they tell us to sit down, and to speak when they say be quiet.” —Bryan Stevenson
More movies dealing with diversity and racism:
Drive Safe! Never Forget.