This is why movies like Dear White People exist.
The Good Lie has Reese Witherspoon, who is a good actress when she puts her mind to it, and Corey Stoll, who is a good actor also. It also has African born actors playing the parts of the African characters in the movie. But, at least in this trailer, it doesn’t have the story of the young boys who assumed leadership of a village and led the people 1000 miles to safety on foot and then the struggle to find new lives in America, it has the story of the southern accented white lady who helped them once they got here.
Ugh. I’m sure there will be more trailers and hopefully they give me some sense of hope that the movie might be better but at this rate they’ll probably give Reese Witherspoon an Oscar like they did Sandra Bullock for The Blind Side, because those kids will never succeed without her gumption. Seriously, the three main characters in this movie appear to be supporting characters. Ugh.
The Good Lie comes out 3rd October, otherwise known as “that time of year movies that want awards get released.”