A United Kingdom (2016)

This a Covid-19 2020 minireview!

“No man is free who is not master of himself. ” – Seretse Khama

Number of Times Seen – 1 (9 Jun 2020)

Brief Synopsis – Based on the true story of a British woman who feel in love with an African King and how their controversial love for one another helped them strive to make their country and independent nation.

Bottom Line – Very powerful biopic that shows how independent nations tried to break free from the grasp of colonialism.  The story is a great love story about two very diverse people yet they find a way to nurture their love and do all they can in order to be together. The cast is superb and both David Oyelowo and Rosamund Pike give stellar performances here. Their chemistry with one another is quite realistic and we can easily believe that they are truly in love. The story throws no punches when trying to show how the British Commonwealth looked at countries in Africa trying to gain their independence. Recommended!

MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – According to David Oyelowo – the couple’s oldest son, Ian, who is currently the President of Botswana, stopped by the set one day (unannounced) and, after watching Rosamund Pike film a scene, turned to David and said that he never thought he’d see his parents again. Oyelowo said it was an incredibly moving and profound moment. (From IMDB)

Rating – Globe Worthy (8/10)


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