How many people remember the Crisco cooking lard? It is used in this movie to make fried chicken. This film will take you back to the 60s when times were simpler in some ways, and yet if you were a working African-American maid, your lot in life would be one of small wages, being taken for granted and not being allowed to use the family bathroom. Often it was a “special” or designated bathroom which the help had to use. The frequent viewpoint was “Separate but equal” which, when a person really thinks about it, doesn’t make sense. How can one be forced to be separate and yet still be considered equal?
This movie blends drama with humor and is quite dramatic at times and pulls on the viewer’s heartstrings when various stories are shared, such as the African American woman mentioning her son being hit by a vehicle and a man threw him on the back of his truck, then left him at the back of the hospital after blowing his horn.
The film does a good job in recreating the 60s and shows how things historically were but some very strong language is used in the film, and in one scene a woman has a miscarriage and blood is seen under her on the floor. Due to the language issue, we cannot award our Dove Seal to the movie.