A Fall From Grace review
I am not a Tyler Perry fan. I didn’t even know this was one of his movies to be honest. My mother suggested it because she really enjoyed it, and so did I. The acting was on point from beginning to end. Also I am a sucker for a twist ending that you never see coming, and this film delivered in spades.
A Fall From Grace (2020) was written and directed by Tyler Perry and stars Crystal Fox, Phylicia Rachad, Bresha Webb and Cicely Tyson. Jasmine Bryant (Webb) is a public defender who is given a seemingly open and shut case in which a woman named Grace Waters (Fox) is accused of murdering her husband. Grace wants to plead guilty, but Jasmine convinces her to go to trial because Jasmine believes she is innocent. What follows is a court driven roller coaster ride of intrigue and suspense as Jasmine gets closer and closer to the truth.
I really enjoyed this movie. I felt like the acting was very believable and the story was brilliant. The cinematography, direction and score were nothing special, but when you have a story as easy to follow and stay engaged in as this one was, that is really all you need.
One thing I do want to comment on is the reviews. As I research each movie I review, I often glance at the director, writers, actors, and sometimes at the overall critic rating. After watching this film, I was shocked to see how low the critic rating was. I felt like this movie was great! Apparently I was alone in this. Other critics state “poor production”, but I honestly didn't notice any problems.
Am I too easy to please or are we collectively becoming too picky? Bottom line, I really enjoyed this movie, and if you like court dramas sprinkled with mystery, you will too.