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Please Forgive Me: The Review

Please Forgive Me: The Review

Drake released his much anticipated short film Please Forgive Me late Sunday night & it did not disappoint in providing numerous talking points for Drake fans, stans, & haters worldwide. The Views-inspired short film which was exclusively released on Apple Music around 1AM EST starred none other than Drake himself, while Popcaan was the Toronto’s native right hand & Fanny Neguesha served as Drake’s love interest throughout the film.

The film’s plot centered around an Indecent Proposal-esque plot turned very south after Drake & his crew took it upon themselves to undercut a seemingly very powerful mob boss. As the film plays out, numerous cuts from Drake’s latest album Views serve as the soundtrack for the film, including a mysterious instrumental that plays early on in the film. With none other than Noah “40” Shebib scoring the film, fans can expect to greatness when it comes to original music.

Some have expressed disinterest with some of the film’s plot holes but let’s face it, this is essentially one long music video for the album Views, I don’t think many were expecting an award winning film from Please Forgive Me either. I also don’t recall many music videos having the firmest of scripts or storylines either. If you were like me & were anticipating good music, aesthetically pleasing videography, & a Popcaan cameo, you walked away from the short film pleased…Hey, we also got a quarter-speed car explosion out of it, too. How much can you really complain?

Please Forgive Me was directed by Anthony Madler & produced by Larry Jackson & Kim Bradshaw, while the script was collaboratively written by Mandler & Jackson.

Stream: Please Forgive Me

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