It was a great historical lesson on the fight for racial equality on the global level. America wasn't the only country that did, and still does, struggle with racial prejudice. Oh how far we have come.
Rosamund Pike is adorable, if a little too ethereal and flighty.
What?s unusual, and admirable, about the film is its close concern with colonialist machinations that make Seretse and Ruth the pawns of implacable power. What?s unfortunate is that Ms. Asante?s direction and Mr. Hibbert?s script aren?t up to the dramatic task; the pace grows slower as the couple?s plight deepens.
Though Asante is no stylist or and no very deep psychologist, she is adept at reaching an audience through direct storytelling.