talk about movies that are timeless and ahead of their time... I felt as if I'd been living under a rock when I saw this movie.
aside from the acting (stellar performances all around, I must say) the movie was very sensitively done. I had seen Spike Lee's "jungle fever" and was less than impressed with his depiction of an interracial relationship. (no slight to mr. lee- I like some of his other work). this movie was superb, in my eyes, in terms of capturing the angst of the two main characters and the families their relationship impacted.
I see movies like this and am forced to adjust my feeling toward Hollywood and the movie/television industry as a whole. good stuff!