Starring: Michael B. Jordan, Chanté Adams, Robert Wisdom, Johnny M. Wu, Jalon Christian, Tamara Tunie
Drama directed by Denzel Washington. Based on a true story, A Journal for Jordan (2021) centers on Sergeant Charles Monroe King (Michael B. Jordan), a soldier deployed to Iraq who begins to keep a journal of love and advice for his young son. Back at home, senior New York Times editor Dana Canedy (Chanté Adams) revisits the story of her unlikely, life-altering relationship with King and his enduring devotion to her and their child.
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Dana Canedy: I really am glad you’re here. I just want you to enjoy your weekend.
[Charles kisses her]
Dana Canedy: You taste like oregano.
Dana Canedy: [referring to Charles’s bare chest] You need to put all that away. I haven’t had my coffee yet.
Charles Monroe King: Excuse me.
Charles Monroe King: [over phone] Marry me.
Dana Canedy: Yes!
Charles Monroe King: [writing in journal] Dear Jordan, just take one look at your mother, that will tell you what I think beautiful is.
Charles Monroe King: Love is a choice, Jordan. And real love means you have to sacrifice. But pain is temporary. Real love lasts forever. But remember, Jordan, you have to fight for it.
Dana Canedy: [to baby Jordan] Your father wrote that. He wrote this whole thing just for you.