Varon Thomas (Kenny Young) is on top of the world. He will soon marry his long-time love Kiya(Saadiqa Muhammad)and may be in the running to receive a prized promotion at work. His world is forever changed when he is notified by a public health center that he is on the "partner notification" list for potentially carrying HIV. A former lover has contracted the disease and has possibly passed it along to him. Not only is he on the list, but his best friend and roommate Tyco (Eric Lane) is on the list as well. Complicating the matters is a another former lover keeps showing up on Varon's doorstep at any given moment. Varon and Tyco go on a quest to find out exactly who has put them on the partner notification list. In the meantime, Varon's world continues to spiral out of control while an unsuspecting Kiya continues with wedding plans. Will Varon get the runaway bride treatment after Kiya finds out he has "The Package" or will the wedding go on as planned? No more spoilers from me y'all.
Shot on a shoestring budget around the Windy City...I thought this movie was great. A perfect example of an independent Black film done correctly, regardless of the small budget. Yes, it's full of plot holes but I've watched big budget movies that were full of holes so I won't hold it against this film. I think this film would work well as a PSA regarding HIV testing on college campuses, it may be a bit too mature for high school audiences. The acting was good, not Academy Award level but decent enough to pull off the message they were trying to convey. There are also a few funny moments thrown in here and there. Originally I caught this film on B.lack E.mbarrassment T.elevision and I never saw it again and decided to rent it. It was great the second time around. This film features strong language, a lil bit of violence, and a great message. I would suggest if you have teenagers at home, you watch this film with them.
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