The Photograph


The Photograph
When a famed photographer unexpectedly dies, she leaves her estranged daughter hurt, angry and full of questions. When a photograph tucked away in a safe-deposit box is found, the daughter finds herself on a journey delving into her mother’s early life and ignites a powerful, unexpected romance with a rising-star journalist.

107 minutes.
No persons under 13 (Language, Sex).
Drama, Romance.

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Credits

Cast
LaKeith Stanfield, Issa Rae, Chelsea Peretti, Teyonah Parris, Kelvin Harrison Jr., Rob Morgan
Director
Stella Meghie
ScreenplayStella Meghie
MusicRobert Glasper
CinematographyMark Schwartzbard
EditingShannon Baker Davis
SoundtrackListen to samples or get it right now on Amazon

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Made in2020
Produced byPerfect World Pictures, Will Packer Productions

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Film and Publications Board (FPB) Report (SA)

GenreDrama, romance
LanguageInfrequent, moderate (Used in a form of expression and not to be demeaning to anyone).
NudityNone
SexNone (sic)
ViolenceNone
PrejudiceNone
BlasphemyNone
Drug abuseNone
CommentsThe material contains complex and mature themes that explore learning to love. The themes include, romance, fear of being in love with someone else, being a good mother, being grateful for what you have, being hurt by the ones you love the most, the love for photography, honesty and sacrifice. The themes do not carry any sense of threat and menace which the potential might have to arouse fear to the younger viewers. The film does not carry any themes that have the potential to cause moral and psychological harm to the younger viewers. The film is about romance and is on an entertainment value to viewers 13 and older as the themes are treated within their tolerance levels and they would have the capacity to comprehend the themes and recognize the context.
These details are supplied by the FPB. If you have a problem with any of the above, please take it up directly with the FPB. Read the Classification Guidelines.

USA MPAA rating

PG-13: Parents Strongly CautionedRated PG-13 for sexuality and brief strong language
Runtime106
USA version is usually but not always the same as South African release. Versions released on streaming or DVD, Blu-ray or Video may also differ.

ScreenIt Report (USA)

Sex / Nudity
4
Violence
0
Blood / Gore / Gross
0
Guns / Weapons
0
Profanity
4
Alcohol / Drugs
4
Smoking
0
Disrespectful / Bad Attitude
4
Imitative Behaviour
1
Frightening / Tense Scenes
1
Jump Scenes
1
Tense Family Scenes
5
Music (Scary/Tense)
0
Music (Inappropriate)
1
Topics to talk about
4

CommonSenseMedia Report (USA)

Suggested age limit
13 +
Positive messages
4
Positive role models
4
Violence
0
Sex
2
Language
3
Consumerism
1
Drinking, drugs, smoking
1

Ratings

Scale (Max)20

What the Critics say

Metacritic.com
25 critics
13
Rottentomatoes critics
87 critics
13
Rottentomatoes tomatometer
Tomatometer quote iconGorgeous visuals, an affecting love story, and simmering chemistry between Issa Rae and Lakeith Stanfield keep The Photograph solidly in focus.
15
Movie Review Query Engine
MRQE critics quote icon
13
CommonSenseMedia
Lynnette Nicholas quote iconGenuine romantic drama positively showcases Black love.
10
ScreenIt
Jim Judy quote iconIt is nice to see a regular romantic drama showcasing African-American characters as there really aren't that many nowadays and the romance -- especially the modern-day one -- feels authentic.
10

What the People say

Metacritic.com users
18 users
14
Rottentomatoes users
6884 users
16
Rottentomatoes popcornmeter
Popcornmeter
16
IMDB
1136 Netizens
12
The Movie DB
Community
14

Average .. 66%

13

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