Director: Chris Stokes
Writers: Chaz Echols, Marques Houston
Stars: Draya Michele, Jessica Vanessa DeLeon, Ross Fleming
Runtime: 180 minutes
A guy rekindles his relationship with his former wife, which won't sit well with one more woman who's obsessed with him or her. A recovering alcoholic university professor trying to put their life back together meets some sort of seductive new student. She offers him a sensuous escape from reality till he realizes she could be insane.
We Belong Jointly, like most “That woman is usually crazy! ” films, does not necessarily make said woman problematic figure but more so a generic replica of precisely what you’re already familiar with. 26-year-old Tracy has just got out of jail and enrolled with a college in Los Angeles, perhaps Sacramento, for reasons unidentified. We’re never told her key or interest, just that this lady ends up in a Mythology cup ran by a Mr. Youngsters Lewis.
Someone who just recently got off a sabbatical this individual took due to his lifestyle falling apart. Yet, with him sober now and mending the relationships he damaged, he feels stable and perchance happy. That’s until Tracy, jealous of the closeness Thomas has with his TA, Leslie, decides she wants him. Thus leading to a series of activities you can likely already suppose. Well, outside of the ending, the minor change from what we often see.
Initially, I thought this was going to be like Only For 1 Night in, despite the very low expectations for Draya Michele, the bar would be raised. That, in some ways, it was. However, I must admit, I don’t understand if it was her operating and how she played off of Whitfield or because of just how much Stoke plays on her splendor which leaves you entranced. For with the way We all Belong Together is hit, you come to understand how Betty was seduced.
How, regardless of his mind saying absolutely no, temptation, over and over, wore lower his morals and feeling of right and wrong until he couldn’t help but give in. Especially contemplating he was single, likely hasn’t been with someone throughout months, maybe over a 12 months, and it isn’t like the dude had any friends beyond his AA sponsor magnificent TA. Tracy (Draya Michele) trying to invite Thomas to get sex. Initially, I thought this became going to be like Only For A single Night in, despite the reduced expectations for Draya Michele, the bar would be raised. Which, in some ways, it was. Yet, I must admit, I don’t understand if it was her performing and how she played off Whitfield or because of simply how much Stoke plays on her elegance which leaves you enthralled.
For with the way We all Belong Together is shot, you come to understand how Youngsters was seduced. How, despite his mind saying simply no, temptation, over and over, wore straight down his morals and feeling of right and wrong until he couldn’t help but give in. Especially contemplating he was single, likely hasn’t been with someone throughout months, maybe over a 12 months, and it isn’t like the guy had any friends over and above his AA sponsor great TA. But, as we venture into Tracy getting a tad crazy, that is when Michele is pushing herself past where she is as an actress.
Which usually isn’t to say she caint play crazy, the way her eyes look in some moments may give you pause, but between her dialog, typically the performance, and the story?
There is a strong vibe that when this film was made, they should get followed the policy involving “Less is more. ” Complaint They Could Have Made Tracy’s Cause of Flipping Out Better The issue with damn near all films like this is they create the woman crazy without placing much, if any, onus on the man. And actually, yes Tracy did lie about quite a few things, but there were multiple warning signs, since noted, that Thomas avoided.
Some of which should have made it obvious, if you are going to have sex with this female on the regular, be full-on intimate, you should come right.
Yet, the film will not really allow Tracy being someone complex and challenging. Her mental illness, currently often used in films this way, is just a quick and easy means to describe why she is acting just how she does. That because, I guess, the d*** ended up being so bomb that the lady couldn’t allow someone to get in the way of consistent appointments.
Which seems like such lazy composing, since we see it so often, that it takes away from every little thing Michele was doing in which made this seem like a good function for her.