Cupid's Pulse Article: Movie Review: Queen & SlimCupid's Pulse Article: Movie Review: Queen & Slim

By Ahjané Forbes

If you are looking for an action-packed romantic thriller this Thanksgiving, Lena Waithe’s screenplay of Queen & Slim is the movie for you. The film starts with a casual first date in a diner that takes a drastic turn after the pair are pulled over by a police officer. Slim, played by Daniel Kaluuya, feels pressured and shoots the officer in self-defense. Queen, played by Jodie Turner-Smith, decides to flee the scene with Slim. A modern day Bonnie and Clyde, the couple feels as though they can escape the law. However, the video of the incident goes viral on social media. No matter what happens, Queen plans to be Slim’s “ride or die” until the very end.

Check out our movie review on Queen & Slim, the perfect thriller for the Thanksgiving holiday!

Should you see it: If you are fan of action, drama, and thrillers, this is a good movie for you to see.The film shows a modern-day version of Bonnie and Clyde if there had been social media at that time.

Who should you take: The movie is rated R, so consider going with your friends or your partner. There will be a lot of of violence and adult behavior, so it is not appropriate for children.

Cupid’s Advice:

Queen and Slim are there for each other through thick and thin. Their relationship escalated from casual to “ride or die” within 24 hours. Cupid has some advice on how to be a “ride or die” for your partner:

1. Have open conversation: A relationship has to have a solid foundation. Start with being upfront. Over time, you both will get to know each other, and it is important to be open and honest.This will help with decision making in the future.

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2. Show that you to care: When your partner is going through a tough time, be there for them. They might not want to talk about it right away, but If you always extend offers of help, they will appreciate it. Also, try to stay away from being too judgmental. Put yourself in their shoes to see how you would feel in that situation.

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3. Be solid: If you say that you’re always going to be there for them, mean it. In your relationship, both of you will be dependent on each other in certain aspects of your life. Help your lover out with the task that they’re struggling with.

What are some ways that you have been there for your partner? Let us know in the comments below!