Plot:12 Years a Slave tells the incredible true story of Solomon Northup, a free man who was kidnapped and sold into slavery in the early 1800s. Worth a watch? Although some scenes are difficult to watch, I'd urge everyone to see this film. With terrific performances by all, it's a story that is intense, moving and hard to forget.Guest appearances: Omar from The Wire pops up at the beginning of the film! Rating: 9/10 - this surely has to win the Best Picture Oscar.