In the Netflix thriller End of the Road, Chris “Ludacris” Bridges’ character Reggie finds himself in a remote roadside motel and discovers a shrink-wrapped cash cache hidden next to a dead man. staring at a bag full of Reggie grabs this bag and ignores the lessons learned in movies like No Country for Old Men and A Simple Plan.
Perhaps Reggie felt that the genre had no rules because these films were always about white people. One of the main things that makes End of the Road stand out is her leaning towards a black cast and crew.
By the time the mic drop moment arrives, End of the Road has moved far from an unconvincing thriller about people doing desperate things for cartel money to goofy parodic territory. I have already detoured to , which is fun in and of itself. .
Who wouldn’t enjoy watching Queen Latifah use her mighty powers to unleash zip ties to destroy a trailer park full of neo-Nazis?Queen Latifah recently lost her husband to cancer and She plays Brenda, a grieving woman. She mortgaged her Los Angeles home and paid for his chemotherapy. Now he is gone and her home is gone. Brenda, her sober teenage daughter Kelly (Mychara Faisley), her prepubescent son Cam (Shawn Dixon), and charming and irresponsible brother Reggie are all set to move to Houston. Pack her SUV. Their road trip was going well, but before any money was involved, the family was approached by two dangerously aggressive racist hillbilly guns in a pickup truck. There is a chicken game, then a confrontation in the street. To defuse the situation and ensure the safety of her black family, Brenda apologizes to them. It’s terrifying to watch Queen Latifah’s emotional, angry and hurtful performance when white men laugh at everything as if they were joking – as if she were trying to choke her own tears. This is a movie with few genuine moments and many silly moments. But this little performance, directed by another black woman, is heartbreakingly true.