MIDAS – A Review by Jenn Rohm

MIDAS – A Review by Jenn Rohm

Summer has arrived, which in Texas means we think we are living on the surface of the sun.  It’s hot enough that just walking from the car to work or the home has you drained.  One of the best options to beat the heat is sitting down, appreciating the a/c in the dark, and watching a movie.  Director/writer TJ Noel-Sullivan’s debut film Midas is out and a good option.

Director TJ Noel-Sullivan has released his first full-length film, Midas.  Giving back to a community that has given him so much, Hartford, CT, plays a part in the movie as well.  Having selected some known locations and hidden gems and working with the Director of Photography, Mike Curry, it isn’t just the realness; it is also the cooler temperatures that are captured.  It was a refreshing change to see a thriving city that people know when you say the name, just not what it looks like. 

The movie’s story is very fitting for our world.  Ricky (Laquan Copeland) is doing everything he can to support his ailing mother and sister.  Occasionally, his two closest friends, Sunita (Preet Kaur) and Victor (Frederico Parra) do what they can to get him out of the house.  Sunita has just started a second job in the mail room at one of the more prominent insurance firms.  The three go to a work party where some assumptions are made about Ricky, and he gets offered a job opportunity he can’t pass up.  Without giving much more away, the three find a way to help Ricky’s mom with her ever-increasing medical expenses.

The movie left a smile on my face and lifted my spirits.  It has a good plot, a good cast, and is a nice way to spend some time and cool down for a bit.  

 

Director: TJ Noel-Sullivan

Written By: TJ Noel-Sullivan

Cast: Laquan Copeland, Preet Kaur, Federico Parra

MPAA Rating: not yet rated

Genres: Action, Crime, Thriller

Selig Rating: 3 stars

Runtime: 1h 25m

Release Date: June 28, 2024

Trailer: MIDAS official trailer

Website: MIDAS official website

 

The Selig Rating Scale:

5 Stars – Excellent movie/show, well worth the time and price.

4 Stars – Good movie/show

3 Stars – OK movie/show

2 Stars – Well, there was nothing else…

1 Star – Total waste of time.

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