I don't know if this won any awards or not, but it should have. Absolutely amazing!!!!
Halle Berry has always had a challenging personal life, but she always brings her A-game to the big screen...yes I even liked her in Catwoman.
Frankie is such a layered character and not just because of her MPD. Halle brings a depth to her, as she does with all her roles, that gives you the realness of the character and you forget it's an actress pretending to be an actual person. Like, she exudes fragility, strength, courage, sadness...all the things the real Frankie experienced while coming to the point in her life of being diagnosed with Multiple Personality Disorder(now Dissociative Identity Disorder).
Halle shows the viewer how Frankie felt before diagnosis, and during her treatments, and ultimately her successes. It's a road paved with so much pain and angst. If you can accept the existence of MPD/DID, then you can see how tragiclly brutally powerfully moving this film is. Having a personality of a White woman in a Black woman's body could be(and probably has been) stuff of low-brow comedy, but here it's so incredibly ironically tragically sad and gut wrenching. Halle has a way of really digging into the painful corners of the human soul and laying it all bare on-screen. I think she's a hugely underrated actress due to the writing in some of her films(again, Catwoman) but she always does her very best to bring out the best with the material she's given. And here, she had some incredibly powerful material and just ran away with the picture.
I'd rate this a solid 4.5 stars. The entire cast was absolutely brilliant!
Definitely give it a watch...you won't be disappointed!