Mandela :: Long Walk to Freedom | ★★★★★★★★★

This story, based on Nelson Mandela's autobiography, is such an inspirational story. Idris Elba is magnificent in the lead role. I am astonished that it was not nominated for many awards. The movie felt like like a documentary but was so much more. Interestingly enough I got this Mandela quote emailed to me on Monday:

"The greatest glory in living lies not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall."

That thought is the essence of this movie. It shows how Madiba rose from hatred to love ... from war to peace ... from rebel to leader. But even more than that, this movie will break your heart. It is a honestly brutal look at both the man and the ungodly conditions that he, and other people of color, endured for so many years. Your heart breaks for Nelson and his friends as they are imprisoned. It breaks for South Africa.

I loved the movie and recommend it. On a scale of ten, I give it ★★★★★★★★★.

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