Union: Directed by Whitney Hamilton. With Marcelle LeBlanc, Virginia Newcomb, Jay Galloway, Hudson Meek. A woman disguises herself as her dead brother, Henry, in order to survive in the Confederate ranks during the Civil War. He marries a widow to rescue her from an arranged marriage. They keep each other’s secrets and find true love.
“While the concept behind u0026quot;Unionu0026quot; definitely sounded interesting when you read the synopsis, the truth of the matter as it unfolds on the screen is something else entirely. And not for the better, mind you.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eThe synopsis promises a story about a woman whom disguises herself as a man to survive the ranks of the Confederate troops, whilst struggling to get back to her true love.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eSure, sounds interesting enough. Although the movie was so unfathomably slow paced that it was an ordeal to sit through. And at a running time of 2 hours and 15 minutes, you best prepare yourself with a bucket of coffee, some energy drinks and what have you not… This is not an interesting movie.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eI managed to endure 56 minutes of the ordeal that is known as u0026quot;Unionu0026quot; from writer and director Whitney Hamilton before I called it quits. The lack of an interesting storyline and the fact that all the characters were as colorful and appealing as wet cardboard ensured that I lost all interest in the movie. Actually that happened around the 30 minute marker, but I opted to give the movie a second chance, on the off chance that it would pick up and actually become interesting.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eNeedless to say, I am not going to return to watch the remaining 1 hour and 19 minutes of u0026quot;Unionu0026quot;.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eMy rating of u0026quot;Unionu0026quot; is three out of ten stars, solely because it was set in the American civil war and because they had some really nice costumes and sets. But in terms of entertainment and enjoyment value then u0026quot;Unionu0026quot; was lacking massively on both fronts.”