African American couples all over America are going to the movies this weekend to see the new romantic comedy The Photograph. But for one couple that saw the movie – the movie meant the end of their relationship.
Antonia Hylton and her boyfriend broke up – after seeing the film. And it has people on Twitter wondering, did the movie break the couple up???
Antonia is a beautiful Black woman and she’s also successful. She’s a 25 year old Harvard University graduate that currently works as a correspondent and producer for VICE.
On Valentines’s Day, Antonia’s boyfriend of two years tried to do something nice for her – he took her to see the new Issa Rae/Lakeith Stanfield movie, The Photograph. But Antonia wasn’t prepared for what happened next.
After treating her to a Valentine’s date night, her boyfriend broke up with her – and it was sudden.
Here’s Antonia explaining how she got fired by her bae:
According to some on Twitter, Antonia’s boyfriend may have been “triggered” by a couple of scenes in the movie, but we’re not trying to SPOIL it for those that didn’t see the film yet.
On Rotten Tomatoes, the film holds an approval rating of 76% based on 58 reviews, with an average rating of 6.84/10. The website’s critics consensus reads: “Gorgeous visuals, an affecting love story, and simmering chemistry between Issa Rae and Lakeith Stanfield keep The Photograph solidly in focus.” On Metacritic, the film has a weighted average score of 62 out of 100, based on 22 critics, indicating “generally favorable reviews”. Audiences polled by CinemaScore gave the film an average grade of “B+” on an A+ to F scale, and PostTrak reported it received an average 3 out of 5 stars, with 49% of people saying they would definitely recommend it.