A UNITED KINGDOM – Rated PG-13 – 1 hr. and 51 mins.

Starring David Oyelowo, Rosamund Pike, Jack Davenport and Tom Felton

English Female Director Amma Asante brings to life the real-life 1940’s tale of Prince Seretse Khama of Botswana – and his very controversial love affair and marriage to Ruth Williams – and how this union ended up changing the paths of both of their countries…THIS IS A UNITED KINGDOM!

Studying abroad in London, we meet Prince Seretse Khama (David Oyelowo), who has a chance encounter with an exquisitely beautiful young white woman, named Ruth Williams (Rosamund Pike).

Enamored with one another from the start, our star-crossed lovers find that the 1940’s world in which they live, frowns upon their courtship, as their families, and their countries, demand that this relationship not go any further …

Torn between the love they have for one another, and their love and admiration for their families, and countries ~ Seretse and Ruth defy the odds to prove…there is really nothing in this world as powerful, meaningful, or insightful, as the true meaning of LOVE…

I give A UNITED KINGDOM a rating of MUST SEE ON THE BIG SCREEN: If you haven’t already fallen in love with David Oyelowo over the years while viewing one of his incredibly gifted performances in NIGHTINGALE, SELMA, or CAPTIVE, like I have, then get ready to do just that, as Oyelowo manages yet again to bring another Oscar worthy performance to the big screen. (I must share with all of you at this juncture too…that Mr. Oyelowo is just as incredibly gracious and handsome in real-life, as he is in this film, having been blessed with the opportunity to meet him in person last year! ) I also found myself pleasantly surprised by Rosamund Pike’s performance is this film, as I was still reeling from her fabulously crazy performance in GONE GIRL, not anticipating the softer and more conventional performance that she would portray this time around, which ended up captivating me within every frame of this film. Whether you enjoy history, abundantly gorgeous cinematography, or you just enjoy truly moving performances; A UNITED KINGDOM is all that…and so much more!! Which leads me to suggest that you must head out to a theater near you this weekend to catch this film ON THE BIG SCREEN, because catching it on a smaller computer or television screen, just will not do it justice!!

Kathy Kaiser

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