Disheartened since her ex-husband’s affair, Grace Waters feels restored by a new romance. But when secrets erode her short-lived joy, Grace’s vulnerable side turns violent.
Pam says: The opening scene is incredibly powerful as we see a woman, Grace (Crystal Fox), who is devoid of hope. She’s behind bars for the murder of her husband, but as the young Jasmine (Bresha Webb), a public defender lacking confidence as well as the requisite skills to take on the case, talks with Grace, she finds a glimmer of truth and tragedy behind Grace’s sunken eyes. Using flashback style storytelling, we see Grace at a different time; happy to have found a new love in her life. She walks us along her journey that lead to this current dark time. Using narration, we are privy to her most intimate and honest thoughts. Each step Grace takes as she is blindly in love, plunges her into uncontrollably devastating circumstances that seem plausible. There are also a few twists and turns that you don’t see coming, some of which are horrifying. Phylicia Rashad makes a statement with her unexpected performance as “Sarah” and Mehcad Brooks creates an intimidatingly charming artist who knows how to push Grace’s buttons. Unfortunately, to counter act the honesty of Grace’s character’s portrayal and the situations that she experiences, we have an unintentional comedic effect with the law, both with the police and the legal proceedings. While the film has its flaws, it’s rare that you find an “older” female’s voice so clear and honest.