The Hate U Give has taken the recent Black Lives Matter movement—with all its passion, fury, and hunger for justice—and turned it into a lesson plan.
Lasse Hallström’s gooey film exists only to offer comforting reassurances about dogs’ natural servility.
True to the spirit of the film, skin tones on this Shall We Dance? DVD are a little on the pink side-if the effect is not exactly pleasant, it’s at least in keeping with the film’s intended aesthetic agenda.
Peter Chelsom’s Shall We Dance? may be the most polite seven-year-itch comedy ever made.