Juanita, based on the novel Dancing on the Edge of the Roof by Sheila Williams, is a heartwarming film that resonates with the struggles of solo moms.
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Alfre Woodard, who has been in movies such as “Star Trek: First Contact” and “Crooklyn,” gives a standout performance as a stressed-out, middle-aged mother of three adult children. She felt unappreciated and taken advantage of by her family. The film explores the familiar territory of the challenges of mothering alone. Juanita’s journey of self-discovery and finding independence represented a unique twist to the story.
Woodard expertly captures the frustration and exhaustion of being a solo mom. I can understand how she feels about always putting other people’s needs before her own and giving up her own happiness to meet the needs of her adult children. But the movie takes an inspiring turn when Juanita goes on a trip to rediscover herself. She leaves her responsibilities as a mother behind and hits the road to start a new life.Join Amazon Prime – Watch Thousands of Movies & TV Shows Anytime – Start Free Trial Now
It was interesting to watch the character as she developed her self-awareness, followed by the growth taking place in her life.
The movie is a fresh take on the usual motherhood story, showing Juanita’s growth and her determination to get her life back. Adam Beach, LaTanya Richardson Jackson, and Blair Underwood, who play supporting roles, add to Woodard’s performance and give the story more depth.
Overall, “Juanita” is a must-see for solo moms who need a reminder of the importance of taking care of themselves. The film’s relatable themes and powerful performances make it a touching and uplifting watch. More than once!Join Amazon Prime – Watch Thousands of Movies & TV Shows Anytime – Start Free Trial Now