A United Kingdom movie review

If you don’t already know the actor David Oyelowo is, then you’re missing out on a Hollywood heavy weight. He was amazing in the Selma movie as Martin Luther King Jr. and along side Lupita Nyongo in Queen of Katwe. So if you don’t know, now you know. Personally I think his performance in A United Kingdom is his best one yet.

First of all, there was such a great range of emotion despite the fact that he is the heir to the throne of Botswana in the movie. This is mainly due to the great plot which is based on the true story of how Chief Seretse Khama fell in love with a white British woman while studying in the U.K. and made the bold move to make her his wife (and mother of the black African country). As expected there was a lot of hate directed towards the interracial couple both from his Botswanan people and the British people who oversaw the running of Botswana as it was a British protectorate.

I don’t want to ruin the story but I will say that this is an inspiring story considering this interracial love was in the 1940s and still survived the test of racism. Personally, I have preferred to date someone who is African like me but sometimes you meet truly amazing people that are of a different race. In my opinion, rejecting someone based on their different race is cowardly. At the end of the day, we all bleed red and all will die some day so there’s more that unites us than separates us.

Without further ado, I will link the trailer of A United Kingdom. I hope this inspires you to watch it.


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