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If you’re a lover of authentic stories and – like me – research the origins of everything you watch, you’re going to like A Journal For Jordan.

The director, Denzel Washington, takes us on a woman’s journey of finding a ‘Love Jones’ kind of love. Based on real events, 1st Sergeant Charles Monroe King (Micheal. B Jordan) and Dana Canedy (Chante Adams) have a narrative that plays right into the hearts of those who may have lost a partner to war. Spoiler alert: Dana gives Charles a journal during his time in Iraq, which allows him to ‘talk’ to their son. This journal becomes a wholesome gift in which the sergeant can bond with his infant child through the advice and knowledge left in writing.

The movie depicts black love in a way we haven’t seen in a long time. It has a certain 90s feel to it and a significant amount of emotions came through the big screen. I would’ve liked particular themes and emotions to be explored even more! Still, the chemistry between Charles and Dana will keep you engaged from start to finish.

I’d give A Journal For Jordan a strong 7/10 rating. My advice? Have your tissues at the ready!

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