My cousin actually tipped me off to this, as she saw the movie preview commercial on Lifetime. It was fitting that I didn’t see it because in my opinion, Lifetime is a network/channel I have never really cared for, because of its abundance in fear-mongering movies and lack of diversity in the casts. However, I thought “Taken From Me” was very ironic to this time and relevant to my blog. Although it is not free of the fear-mongering that Lifetime is so popular for, there is certainly a diverse cast. See the movie preview clip below.
Sadly, and as you can see, this is not a romance story. The story is of an African-American woman who’s young blasian son (fathered by her ex-boyfriend, a Korean man) is taken, or “legally kidnapped” by his father back to Seoul, South Korea. She does everything she can to get the boy back home to the States. The movie premieres on January 31st, so obviously, I have not seen it yet, and cannot make an educated comment on it.
PROS: Love Taraji P. Henson, who stars as Tiffany Rubin, NUFF SAID. Sean Baek (who stars as the “Jeff”, the Korean ex-boyfriend) is a fresh Korean/Asian face that I hope we can expect to see in more films in the future.
CONS: Although this is a true story, it does bother me a tad that the AM/BW couple is being portrayed this way, when we really don’t get that much airtime anyway.
As always, I’d love to hear your preliminary thoughts on it.