‘The Water Man’: David Oyelowo Plunges You Into A Sweet, Spielbergian Adventure [TIFF Review]

‘The Water Man’: David Oyelowo Plunges You Into A Sweet, Spielbergian Adventure [TIFF Review]
David Oyelowo’s directorial feature debut, “The Water Man,” plays like a kid-friendly throwback to Steven Spielberg’s ’80s movies. It’s a coming-of-age story filled with adventure, friendship, and some serious topics that don’t overshadow its young protagonist’s hopes. The story gives its hero, Gunner (Lonnie Chavis), the chance to grow from a shy graphic novel nerd with a love of detective stories to a fearless wanderer looking for a cure to help his mom.

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