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- 3.5 of 5 starsPassion, love, disenchantment are the themes explored in this realistic teenage drama. An independent, honest look into a relationship, where the journey is more important than the end result.
- 3.5 of 5 starsPremature is an authentic, moving drama with empathetic performances and direction that emanates authenticity, though you've probably seen its story play out before in more recognizable films, at a much more assured pace. Nevertheless, it's worth seeing once, for it serves a somber cautionary tale.
- 3.5 of 5 starsPremature feels like a combination of If Beale Street Could Talk and Poetic Justice. Not nearly as good as the former, but a whole lot better than the latter, it's a simple coming of age summer romance movie starting two more newcomers Zora Howard and Joshua Boone as Ayanna and Isaiah.
- 3.5 of 5 starsBoys will break your heart. And this movie will do nothing to alleviate your fears about any of that.
- 5 of 5 starsThis is a great movie celebrating Black Love. Harlem is one of the characters.
- 2.5 of 5 starsZora Howard is very good in this film as a teenage girl in Harlem who falls for a slightly older man. The film starts out somewhat exploitative with quite a lot of nudity.. but gets more sensitive as we get into their relationship. There is good character work, particularly in one very strong scene between her and her mother late in the film. While it has some predictable twists and the low budget shows, the film is still a pretty good movie.
- 4.5 of 5 starsThis film is a real tour de force from both its director Rashaad Ernesto Green as well as it's star Zora Howard. Love this film top to bottom and strongly encourage everyone to seek it out. One of the best and most honest/genuine films I've seen in awhile.