When the temperatures drop so do I. My “stay in the house game” is so strong. Netflix and Chill becomes a regular part of my weekend schedule. Next month I’ll be looking forward to watching the new Barack Obama biopic Barry.
A young Barack Obama, known to his friends as “Barry,” arrives in New York City in the fall of 1981 to begin his junior year at Columbia University. In a crime-ridden and racially charged environment, Barry finds himself pulled between various social spheres and struggles to maintain a series of increasingly strained relationships with his Kansas-born mother, his estranged Kenyan father, and his classmates.Barry is the story of a young man grappling with those same issues that his country, and arguably the world, are still coming to terms with 35 years later.
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Australian actor Devon Terrell, who plays 20-year-old Obama recently chatted with GQ about playing basketball left-handed and mastering the distinctive Obama accent. When he was 19, his cousin asked, “What’s your dream role?” and I said:
Barack Obama. But I was thinking to myself, like, no way. I’m 19. I’m too young. But as soon as I started reading the script, I completely forgot it was about Barack Obama, got lost in the story, shed many tears at the ending, and just fell in love with it. And I skyped Vikram and was like, I need to do this. I need to. And I auditioned straightaway and got the part. And it all began.
I am beyond excited to see this movie! My high expectations can be attributed to the film receiving such high praises at the Toronto Film Festival earlier this year.