All of us have faced some or the other social discriminations or harassments or some other social barriers. All of these restrict us and our growth. Joe Robert Cole has come up with something amazing and social based.
All Day And A Night is a movie based on social practices and related. Let us give it a quick view discussing all the relevant details.
Joe Robert Cole’s All Day and a Night is a 2020 American drama film written and directed by him. All Day and a Night is a film about a shy young kid named Jahkor (Ashton Sanders) who wants to be a rapper.
Unfortunately, he becomes too involved with the wrong crowd and ends himself in prison. This is where he meets another convict, who also happens to be his father.
Jahkor Lincoln (Ashton Sanders), a promising rapper, arrives in jail. He ends up serving a life sentence for murder and reflects on the events leading up to his arrest and his youth to discover answers to his future and survival.
During his childhood (Jadyn Emil Hall), he was abused by his father JD (Jeffrey Wright), a drug addict and gangster. Delonda (Kelly Jenrette), his mother, did her best to hold everything together. Jahkor eventually resorts to minor thefts and attacks alongside his companion TQ (Isaiah John).
Furthermore, it demonstrates how an abusive home may devastate a person’s life. So the movie centres a lot of attention towards the society and its practices.
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Following are the star cast of the movie All Day And A Night. I hope some of these might be your favorite ones.
- Ashton Sanders as Jahkor Abraham Lincoln
- Jalyn Emil Hall as young Jahkor
- Jeffrey Wright as James Daniel Lincoln “JD”
- Regina Taylor as Tommetta
- Yahya Abdul-Mateen II as Big Stunna
- Christopher Meyer as Lamark
- Andrea Lynn Ellsworth as Kim
- Baily Hopkins as Ms. Ferguson
- Gretchen Klein as Debbie
- Andray Johnson as Mr. Hudson
- Stephen Barrington as Malcolm
- Rolanda D. Bell as La-Trice
- Isaiah John as TQ
- Kelly Jenrette as Delanda
- Shakira Ja’nai Paye as Shantaye
Despite having a premise that is probably familiar to many, All Day and a Night is not based on a genuine storey. Joe Robert Cole, who also co-authored Black Panther, wrote it. Despite the fact that the film does not depict a single actual tale, Ashton Sanders claims that the subject matter was not unfamiliar to him.
“This character, Jah, and this tale narrative were not too far away from what I was growing up around,” he told the New York Post. “These archetypes were all around me. I feel that portraying this persona is a way for me to respect the individuals in my life. It’s really authentic and very raw.”
Those same visceral feelings can be observed in Jeffrey Wright’s portrayal of Jahkor’s father, J.D.
When TJ arrives at the prison, Jah discovers that his “buddy” was actually working for both sides. Furthermore, Jah understands that TJ was put to prison to kill him. This is why Jah murders TJ in secret at the end of the film. Finally, Jah vows to keep in touch with his son while inside.
Malcolm (Stephen Barrington) is a mobster who lives with his girlfriend Cece (Cydnee Barry) and their kid Miesha (Bianca Richelle). As the two parents prepare to put Miesha to bed, they discover Jahkor waiting in her room, armed with weapons. Jahkor kills Malcolm and Cece after exchanging a few words.
There have been some unfavourable reviews based on their perceptions of how the film should have been depicted. Some individuals are egotistical and close-minded. They are unable to perceive or comprehend life outside of what they are accustomed to.
They believe that their way of life is normal and that they are doing the right thing. This film depicts the lives of hundreds of thousands of young people who live in “inner cities.” There are people of all ethnicities living there, but African Americans outnumber everyone else.
I felt it was a brilliant film that explored the emotional pain that this boy endured in order to end up where he did. I don’t think the filmmakers intended to excuse this kid’s acts, but rather to depict the emotional pain that youngsters face in the hood.
Despite there are critics who object to this film and also the IMDb rating from 3K users is only 5.8 out of 10 for this movie. This movie is worth a watch.
You can stream this movie on Netflix online streaming platform. And for that you must have the subscription for the same.
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On March 20, 2018, Netflix announced that a new film titled All Day and a Night, written and directed by Joe Robert Cole, has been greenlit. Ashton Sanders, Jeffrey Wright, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, and Regina Taylor joined the cast of the film in July 2018.
And that is how the movie got framed and released in 2020. But we have no idea if there will be more from this such as a sequel or a prequel!
All Day And A Night has got a lot to be explored more than we were not able to cover up right here. But soon we will come up with something more about it! Until then stay up with us.
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