Stepping out of social media made me look at the world more and see, even just documentaries—for example, there's one called City of Joy out on Netflix—which is based on a small, new created city in Congo. It made me look at gratitude. It can make you feel like you need to aspire to be and have certain things and look certain ways. I found a gratitude for who I am now and what I am now, and a gratitude for everything that I have, no matter what that is.
If I lack a designer top or a shoe or makeup, my world is not going to crumble. There are people in the world being raped with machetes. Am I being a good person? Am I showing love? I needed to step away from the phone to see these things as the way they are.
It probably stopped while I was in drama school. You have to look and really assess situations and go, "Is this something I really should say yes to, or should I have my guard up? What would it cost me to go to a misfit who is struggling? But other things down the road…you can say, am I setting myself up for a tricky situation?
And then you have to listen to your heart. But sometimes yes is great. You practice. And it starts to feel good. Learning how to respect yourself and say no automatically contributes mentally to your self-worth. I was really nervous because of the singing. I usually write and learn every single word. So those things are hard and scary, but the cast I knew already.
And Ronke Adekoluejo, who plays Yvonne, is my best friend in real life. You know what, I guess I started out in the creative arts as a Christian. But it meant that I started with a mind to serve.
For those coming after me, I want to make sure I give then a pampered experience. That forces you to look at things from a distant perspective. I think the further you can look at things, the clearer your inside is. And also it makes you look at yourself. I was at a farm just now in Michigan—it means that I really have no choice. I have to look at myself and confront my demons and look at my angels.
And that has been a blessing. But if you are noticing perhaps that your life on your phone or on your tablet or in your laptop consists of outrage, if you want a little break from outrage and want to open yourself up to being uplifted and to feel hope, then you should switch on. Type keyword s to search. Today's Top Stories. Ultimately, they reconcile and seem to genuinely respect each other. Characters break into song and dance to express their emotions. Coel and Kene are two beautiful, compelling actors who sing and dance well and seem perfectly matched as a couple.
Older teens watching may find much to think about in Been So Long 's suggestion that had Simone and Raymond slept together upon their first meeting at a bar, the relationship would probably have ended quickly after a one-night stand, leaving both of them feeling awful and regretful. Instead they get to know and respect each other, making their first sexual encounter so much more meaningful and bonding.
The movie also portrays an admirable and aspirational world of easy interracial social interaction where blacks and whites mingle at bars, have deep friendships, and fall in love without criticism or stigma. Families can talk about the difficulties of raising a child as a single parent.
Been So Long is a musical film directed by Tinge Krishnan based on the musical of the same name, with a screenplay written by Ché Walker. The film was . Directed by Tinge Krishnan. With Michaela Coel, Mya Lewis, Arinzé Kene, George MacKay. A dedicated single mother who, on an unusual night on the town.
Simone's friend wants her to have a social and sexual life in addition to being a devoted mother. Do you think Simone can be both a good single parent and also an adult with a personal life? Why or why not? Do you think the father of Simone's child, a recovering addict who now wants to take responsibility for his abandoned daughter, should be given the chance to participate in the child's life? Do you think Simone was being fair to the father and to the daughter by banning him? Common Sense Media's unbiased ratings are created by expert reviewers and aren't influenced by the product's creators or by any of our funders, affiliates, or partners.
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