The Photograph (2020)

The Photograph (2020)

The Photograph (2020)

Issa Rae (The Hate U Give) and Lakeith Stanfield (Knives Out) lead this modern romance tale that all starts from an old photograph. From writer-director Stella Meghie (Everything, Everything).

When famed photographer Christina Eames unexpectedly dies, she leaves her estranged daughter Mae Morton (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 (Stanfield).

2020Rating: R16106 minsUSA
Romance

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Reviews & comments

Vulture

Vulture

press

The Photograph is a sincerely beguiling film, even for its faults.

Rolling Stone

Rolling Stone

press

For a Valentine's trip to the movies, you couldn't wish for a hotter and more talented pair of lovers than Issa Rae and LaKeith Stanfield. Too bad the movie snuffs out their spark with cliches and over-complicated flashbacks.

The New York Times

The New York Times

press

There's so little genuine, starry eyed you-had-me-at-hello romance in American movies today that when a new love story pops up, it's hard not to root for it.

Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

press

"The Photograph" is a movie of seductive, slow-savoured pleasures.

The Guardian

The Guardian

press

The abundance of talent and some snappy banter add much needed pulse to a film which prioritises looks over heart, but it can't save a script that's sketch-deep.

2.0
Variety

Variety

press

The movie isn't the sort of cookie-cutter sugar wafer that tends to get released by studios on that holiday. It's a looser, warmer, and more meditative romance, one that takes its time by giving its actors room to breathe.

Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

Despite the film's middle-of-the-road artistic impact, it represents the growth of something unseen for far too long: true-to-life black love that's not just played for laughs.

Vulture

Vulture

press

The Photograph is a sincerely beguiling film, even for its faults.

Rolling Stone

Rolling Stone

press

For a Valentine's trip to the movies, you couldn't wish for a hotter and more talented pair of lovers than Issa Rae and LaKeith Stanfield. Too bad the movie snuffs out their spark with cliches and over-complicated flashbacks.

The New York Times

The New York Times

press

There's so little genuine, starry eyed you-had-me-at-hello romance in American movies today that when a new love story pops up, it's hard not to root for it.

Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

press

"The Photograph" is a movie of seductive, slow-savoured pleasures.

The Guardian

The Guardian

press

The abundance of talent and some snappy banter add much needed pulse to a film which prioritises looks over heart, but it can't save a script that's sketch-deep.

2.0
Variety

Variety

press

The movie isn't the sort of cookie-cutter sugar wafer that tends to get released by studios on that holiday. It's a looser, warmer, and more meditative romance, one that takes its time by giving its actors room to breathe.

Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

Despite the film's middle-of-the-road artistic impact, it represents the growth of something unseen for far too long: true-to-life black love that's not just played for laughs.

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