Sophina, the mother of his child, and his child are also dear to him. We see that too.
Michael B. Jordan could be on his way to an Oscar nomination. It is his performance that grabs you and anchors the film. He's an actor to watch.
Here's a recommendation for a DVD double feature that will show you the versatility of another Fruitvale Station cast member.
See Fruitvale Station and then lighten up the mood by watching the 2008 indie comedy, Hamlet 2. I totally dig this comedy about a failed actor who becomes a high school drama teacher in Tucson, Arizona. He directs the school plays. The drama critic is one of the high school students. The teacher's acting career peaked years ago with a role in a herpes medication TV commercial. Instead of acting in Hollywood, he's directing high school plays. And getting bad reviews in the school newspaper. From a kid.
His irreverent Hamlet 2 also stars Catherine Keener as the caustic, bored wife....