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The Photograph (2020)



Critic Consensus: Gorgeous visuals, an affecting love story, and simmering chemistry between Issa Rae and Lakeith Stanfield keep The Photograph solidly in focus.

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When famed photographer Christina Eames unexpectedly dies, she leaves her estranged daughter Mae Morton (Issa Rae) hurt, angry and full of questions. When a photograph tucked away in a safe-deposit box is found, Mae finds herself on a journey delving into her mother's early life and ignites a powerful, unexpected romance with a rising-star journalist, Michael Block (LaKeith Stanfield).

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It's a beguiling combination at first, but the surrounding story is too clunky, the revelations too telegraphed.

March 10, 2020 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…
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Simply put, Michael and Mae don't get enough time to just be, though a sequel could fix that.

March 9, 2020 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Luxuriantly sensual and unashamedly romantic, The Photograph is a cat's cradle of connecting love stories, spun across states, decades and continents.

March 8, 2020 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

It's hard to imagine even the most susceptible audiences caring whether this bland couple get it together.

March 7, 2020 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

What luck, then, that Stella Meghie's film returns to its stronger elements so often.

March 4, 2020 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Revel... in the subtle back-and-forth of becoming smitten, the glances, touches, silences. Think of it as a dance movie, a good one.

March 4, 2020 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

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