Its hard to take a documentary serious when you find out that it is executive produced by its subjects. However, director QD3 does a good job at playing up the highs and the lows of rap production icons Organized Noize. The result is a solid, nostalgic look at one of Hip Hop's most prolific teams. Even if there is a desire to hear about more of the inner feuds (there is no mention of the riff between Big Boi and Dre or Ceelo and Goodie MOB), there is enough here to keep you focused for a quick 90 minutes and change.
A superbly executed testament of the struggles of a gay boy as he grows into a teen and later an adult. I could probably talk about this movie for a couple of hours with the right person. There is so much under the surface of such a simply shot character study.
Collectively, the acting here is top tier, and from such a range of unknowns mixed in with seasoned vets like Ali and Harris. I know Ali got the statue, but for me Harris really shined. However, the prize of the bunch is Ashton Sanders, playing the protagonist during his teen years. Sanders flips between polar opposite sides of the emotional spectrum that many thespians with much more work under their belt could only dream of doing.
I did have a few minor problems with Moonlight which kept it from getting a perfect score, but this is a coming of age story that should not be missed.