A woman deals with the toxic water scandal in Flint, Michigan, and the effect it has on her family.A woman deals with the toxic water scandal in Flint, Michigan, and the effect it has on her family.A woman deals with the toxic water scandal in Flint, Michigan, and the effect it has on her family.
While I was looking forward to this movie because of the subject matter, I also wanted to see Queen Latifah. She was one of the producers and got the "and" in the credits, but she was hardly in the movie. Why did she want to portray an elderly woman with a cane? She's far too young and pretty for that role. The actual leads in the film lack the talent and screen presence to carry it. The script is patronizing, lacking in depth, and full of clichés. An angry woman storms into the mayor's office demanding to be seen. A water shortage in the grocery store is the background for a coincidental meet-up of the leads who happened to be shopping at the same time. One woman decides to move out of Flint, and instead of being happy for her, her friend is rude and selfish. And why wouldn't the woman who works as a radio broadcaster use her publicity as a way to bring attention to the water problem? Why would the gluten-intolerant woman refuse to eat guacamole? Why would a family waste bottled water on a filled-up bath for their son during a water shortage, instead of insisting on sponge-baths for everyone?
I have a very good track record of Queen Latifah movies and have only seen two that I didn't like. Unfortunately, Flint makes number three. But she's still one of my favorites! I just didn't like this movie.
- Dec 5, 2020