Alright, let’s be honest 50 cent haven’t exactly put out the best of movies. Some of his movies have been decent at best, but this latest one breaks through the mediocre barrier in what I believe is by far his best movie ever. Not only was this his best acting performance this was also his best written screenplay. Although the movie was a low budget film, which in no way am I using the phrase “low budget” as a derogatory term, was able to tell the story without all the extra bells and whistles. The execution was great in this movie which was impressive to say the least.
(All) Things Fall Apart is about a young dominate black football player (Deon) who’s on his way to the NFL whose world suddenly comes crushing down. Don’t mistake this movie for a sports movie, because it is far more then that. Football in this movie is used as metaphor for life’s adversities. Deon in the beginning of the movie is a strong muscular kid; the ladies love him, and like most young people feel when they are young, invincible. After a near death experience he finds out he has cancer.
Deon goes from a strong muscular kid with a loving family to a depressing 150 pound soak and wet (give or take a few pounds) pathetic looking kid with a broken home. He went from being on the verge of greatness and financial stability to a family financially and mentally broke. He’s faced with an up hill battle to survive physically along with putting his life and family back together.
The ending will surprise a lot of people, because the story doesn’t have a Hollywood or a Disney ending. The last 7-10 minutes of the movie is very profound. I’ve seen while observing online folks mention they got emotional, more so broke out into tears over the ending. I refuse to ruin the movie for those who have not had the opportunity to see the film. I would like everyone to have the same chance I did to watch without a clue as to what’s going to happen. So there you have it; a brief synopsis on the film.
This past weekend I wasted my time and money on a despicable movie at an AMC theater in downtown Chicago, but I saw a free movie on BET I would have gladly paid money to see instead. (All) Things Fall Apart is definitely worth the price of admission …