Cinema in general needs to stop copying other studio productions. Just like "White House Down" and "Olympus Has Fallen" that had similar plots. We also have now two competing Nelson Mandela films this year. Why this happens so often is obvious. They think it must be popular if it's made by one studio and if made by a second it will create buzz.
Though one question still remains. Why the hell did these filmmakers think that a Nelson Mandela biopic/romance was a better idea then the whole issue of the Apartheid? The other Mandela film deals with the more important issue of the Apartheid at greater length. Here its about his strong love relationship and how that drived him to success. To me it just looks and smells like Oscar bait. Nothing more or less.
director: Darrell Roodt
starring: Terrence Howard, Jennifer Hudson and Elias Koteas