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You will know everything, but Henrietta Lacks!
It’s a good biographical drama, but the only problem is its not what exactly the title says. If you believed to learn about Henrietta Lacks and went to see it, you might end disappointingly. Because she was the only topic of the story, not the actual story, except a few glimpses. It is like you watched ‘Infamous’ or ‘Capote’, instead of ‘In Cold Blood’. That’s what like this film. Yet not a bad film.
A writer pursuing the family members of a person who lived in the mid 20th century, because she was a medical phenomenon. Her cells used to treat cancer, despite she had died of cancer, leaving her young kids behind. Her descendants not aware of how things work in the medical research, only misguided by others, finally, set to discover the truth themselves about all the fuss.
It was nominated for the Emmy, but did not win. Oprah was okay, but Rose Byrne impressed me. Except a misleading title, it is a good film, but I really wanted/want to know the Henrietta Lacks. That’s funny, because they have told us an unnecessary story. I hope somebody would make a film about actual Henrietta Lacks!
Not quite what I’d hoped….but still worth seeing.
Back in 2011, Rebeccas Skloot published “The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks” and I read this excellent book. The thrust of the book was three-fold: about the contribution of Henrietta’s cells to medical research, about the life of Henrietta that Skloot was able to piece together with the help of her family and about her relationship with Henrietta’s family. This new film essentially breezes through the first two plot lines and focuses almost exclusively with the relationship between Skloot (Rose Byrne) and Henrietta’s mentally ill daughter, Deborah (Oprah Winfrey). Winfrey was amazingly good in her role…but this plot line seemed to be THE film at times and if you want to learn more about Henrietta as well as what made her cancer cells so important, I suggest you just read the book. Overall, well done but far, far from perfect.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 33 min (93 min)
Genre Biography, Drama, History, Mystery
Director George C. Wolfe
Writer Rebecca Skloot (based on the book written by), Peter Landesman (screenplay by), Alexander Woo (screenplay by), George C. Wolfe (screenplay by)
Actors Renée Elise Goldsberry, Sylvia Grace Crim, Reed Birney, Karen Wheeling Reynolds
Awards Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 2 wins & 21 nominations.
Production Company N/A
Sound Mix Dolby Digital
Aspect Ratio 1.78 : 1, 16:9 HD
Laboratory Light Iron (digital dailies)
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Printed Film Format N/A