Blindspottng was a film that quietly came and went without a lot of fan fair. To be honest I was surprised it didn't do more at the box office. I saw the trailer before every movie I went to see for at least two months. And believe me I go to the movies a lot.
Part buddy comedy, part drama, and part satire, Blindspotting is about a pair of friends named Collin, and Miles. Collin is living in a halfway house when we meet him as his just a few days away from being done with his probation. He's trying to get his life back in order and spends his days working for a moving company with his best friend Miles. Collin is a good level headed guy while Miles is more of a hot head.
When speeding back to the halfway house to meet his curfew, Collin stops to witness a white police officer shoot an unarmed black man. The cop tells a shaken up Collin to move along. Collin sees the report on the news but it's much different than he witnessed. To add to his stress and worry about simply finishing his sentence with no issues Miles decides to buy a gun from a street dealer. Collin worries that's a bad idea as Miles is a very volatile person as is.
I cannot stress enough how well done this film is. The writing is fresh and conveys a message without ever being to preachy. Daveed Digs, who co-wrote the film shines as Collin. He gives, in my opinion on of the best performances of the year. He walks a perfect line, combining humor, heart, and struggle in this film and his acting alone makes this a must see
Blindspotting is a great film that you should really check out. Well acted, well paced, and a good story make it a very enjoyable picture. Do yourself a favor and pick it up.
Overall 3.5 out of 5 Stars!