04 Jan

12 Years a Slave

Lissa Coffey

Lissa Coffey

Lissa Coffey

Grade: B+

12 Years a Slave is nominated for 7 Golden Globe Awards, including a Best Actor nomination for Chiwetel Ejiofor

as Solomon Northrup.  He is absolutely amazing, and will likely get an Oscar nomination as well.

In the antebellum United States, Solomon Northup, a free black man from upstate New York, is abducted and sold into slavery.

There are cameos by Paul Giammati, and Brad Pitt (his company Plan B produced).  Michael Fassbender plays one of the slave owners who is particularly cruel.

This movie is based on a true story – and it is heartwrenching.  There’s no let-up to the drama, and it is remarkable that this brave man not only survived this ordeal but was able to help the cause so much after he finally got out of his horrible circumstances.  Inspiring.

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