I’m assuming this is was a heavily-fictionalized look at the last day in the life of Oscar Grant, the young man who was shot by a cop while face down on the ground in front of dozens of witnesses. Now, maybe there was more some truth to this depiction of who he was, but especially in the scenes where he was alone (dumping his stash of weed, showing compassion to a dying dog), it got a little tough to swallow.
I wish the movie had trusted the audience a bit more. Just as in “The Accused,” who
the victim is should be completely irrelevant. It was a crime perpetrated by those who are sworn to protect and serve and that’s tragic no matter who the victim is.