9 August 2012 | schardonald
WARNING :This movie is life changing if you watch it with an open heart and mind.
I thoroughly enjoyed "Wolf". The movie is not only well written but also very well directed. When you are finished watching this movie you may find yourself wanting to volunteer at an organization that helps victims and the families of crime such as those portrayed in this movie.
The family dynamics are greatly portrayed in this movie. The performance of the actors draws the audience into the story in a gradual emotion build. You will feel yourself experiencing the emotions of each of the characters including the antagonist in the story line.
Mikala Gibson shines in this movie in the character of Nona. Nona is caught between two extremes of feelings of both anger and compassion and Mikala does an excellent drawing the audience into feeling the rage that a mother would feel in this situation and compassion and longing to comfort their child.
Irma P. Hall too draws the audience into the film in her "no-nonsense grandmother" character, Brenda. Brenda represents a lot of the tradition that goes on in the church. The film is written in such a way that Brenda's responses to some issues are surprising to the audience.
When you get a chance to see this movie at a film festival near you be sure to bring tissues. I will also warn future viewers to beware of the language in the film if you are thinking of bringing teenagers and or small children, don't do it unless you are ready to talk about the hard hitting subject matter.