October 27, 2021 (Limited)
November 10, 2021 (Netflix)
Rated PG-13 for thematic material, some racial slurs and smoking
Mixed-race childhood friends reunite in middle class adulthood and become increasingly involved in each other's lives and insecurities. While Irene identifies as African-American and is married to a Black doctor, Clare "passes" as white and has married a prejudiced, wealthy white man.
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There’s an alternate version of the Rebecca Hall drama Passing
is an alternative world where a deranged Black woman passes as a white woman to seduce another woman’s husband to tragic, disturbing effect a la Fatal Attraction
. It’s thrilling, dark, and maniacal. That’s not the Passing
in our world however. Well acted but consistently subtle to the edge of dull, our Passing
speaks to a compelling topic in an uncompelling way.
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