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Marley biopic is great overall

Published:Saturday | February 24, 2024 | 12:06 AM
This image released by Paramount Pictures shows Kingsley Ben-Adir, right, and Lashana Lynch in Bob Marley: One Love.
This image released by Paramount Pictures shows Kingsley Ben-Adir, right, and Lashana Lynch in Bob Marley: One Love.

THE EDITOR, Madam:

I appreciate Michael Abrahams commentary in The Gleaner article February 20, for his candor in keeping it real.

I, too, thought the movie was overall great. They, all who were involved, actors and all, did a magnificent job in bringing the message and Bob’s mission across. They did have parts in the movie that some sequence of events were changed around in reference to timelines; however, this is what’s done in most movies to show a certain narrative. In my opinion, the narrative of this movie is a love story of Rita and Bob along with their struggles.

The only critique I have of the movie would be that because they decided to take out Cindy’s role, they should have removed her completely from the movie. However, then the fairytale narrative of Rita being the One Love of Bob Marley would be too obvious. How Cindy was portrayed in the movie was tacky, disrespectfully not right, and omitting that timeline in which she was explicitly involved was definitely not how it went.

N. SINGH