I’ve just saw the movie and I have to congratulate all the people envolved on this production.
My overall opinion of the movie is good, but I am biased because I was raised as JW. I think the movie makes a lot more sense to JW/ex-JW viewers because there are a lot of narratives and quirks that only an “insider” can understand. Also that parts contribute to a very slow narrative rhythm (the same story can be told with all the relevant parts in less than a hour) and it will be difficult to catch to the viewers attention (the photography of the film is average so the film main focus is the drama/dialogs).
Comparing to the other movie (the verdener or worlds appart), I think that this movie is less “mainstreaming” and some “Non JW” people will find the film boring and not peculiarly interesting (“is a drama” isn’t an excuse).
I highlight the following parts (NO SPOILERS)
- the big suprise at the half of the movie (I wasn’t expected that, at least so soon in the narrative - good work on the argument)
- how they expose the blood issue - the famous awake magazine with all the martyr kids was a must and it will add a concise proof to the general public/journalists that this issue it’s real and there are many victims
- the judicial meeting based on the famous audio recording of that girl that cries out in tears when she is trying to be reinstated - again that will add a material proof that this is not some “apostate lies” and that kind of situations already occurred