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Blindspotting Puts On For The Bay Area

July 29, 2018

Saturday, July 28th

Holy shit. I’m honestly shook. Blindspotting took us on an emotional roller coaster, in a good way. I first heard about this film through interviewing Chippass, a Bay Area artist signed to E-40’s label. I went into the movie knowing nothing else. This film is all things Bay Area — Oakland, to be exact. Shout out to Daveed Diggs who plays the main character, he bodied this.

Shout out to the homie Josh who I hadn’t seen in forever and I was so excited to catch up. We caught the 10:10pm showing at Regal L.A. Live which was empty af. We were literally 2 of 4 people in this huge ass theater lmao. But all of us were reacting very strongly at the screen. Rotton Tomatoes plot:

“Collin (Daveed Diggs) must make it through his final three days of probation for a chance at a new beginning. He and his troublemaking childhood best friend, Miles (Rafael Casal), work as movers, and when Collin witnesses a police shooting, the two men’s friendship is tested as they grapple with identity and their changed realities in the rapidly-gentrifying neighborhood they grew up in.”

First the music. Within the first few scenes, you hear Mac Dre. I was geeked. Then you hear E-40, Clyde Carson, Kehlani, etc. This movie was made for me. The entire hour and 36 minutes is full of drama, action, comedy, romance, suspense… EVERYTHING. I was left speechless on multiple occasions. It reminded me of Sorry To Bother You in the sense that the movie has its own quirks and moments that the actors are rapping and being theatrical, but this was way more subtle. It has a phenomenal message about many issues in today’s society including racism, the justice system, and overall morals.

I would definitely recommend everyone go see this. It’s unlike any other movie that’s out.

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