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Raisin in the Sun (2008)

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Based on the play that inspired a generation, A Raisin in the Sun tells the story of a family living and struggling on Chicago's South Side in the 1950s. A fiercely moving portrait of people whose hopes and dreams are constantly deferred, A Raisin in the Sun was the first play written by an African American woman to be produced on Broadway. The classic, still-relevant story now will be showcased in this totally new television movie adaptation. Sean Combs reprises the role which brought him critical acclaim in the highly anticipated, special three-hour television movie adaptation of the award-winning Broadway revival. Joining him is the cast of the award-winning production, including Emmy and Tony Award winner Phylicia Rashad, four-time Tony Award winner Audra McDonald, Tony Award nominee Sanaa Lathan, plus ER star John Stamos.

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Studio Sony
SKU 207379251
UPC 043396249615
UPC 14 00043396249615
Format DVD
Release Date 9/7/2010
Rating Rating
Aspect Ratio
Anamorphic Widescreen  1.78:1
Actors
Name Combs,Sean
Link Search Link
Cast & Crew
Audra McDonald - Actor
Bill Nunn - Actor
David Binder - Executive Producer
Ivan Strasburg - Cinematographer
John Stamos - Actor
Karen Bromley - Production Designer
Kenny Leon - Director
Lorraine Hansberry - Based On Play By
Melissa Kent - Editor
Mervyn Warren - Original Music By
Morgan Freeman - Narrated By
Paris Qualles - Screenplay
Phylicia Rashad - Actor
Rory Cheyne - Art Director
Sanaa Lathan - Actor
Sean "P. Diddy" Combs - Actor
Sean "P. Diddy" Combs - Producer
Sean Patrick Thomas - Actor
Reviews
ReviewSource Cinema Blend
Review How many times has this story been told? I'm sure I could spend a moment to do a little Google search. But if Sean Combs can't be bothered, then neither can I. After a rumored successful run on Broadway, the rap mogul took Lorraine Hansberry's classic story back to the screen. It's a noble attempt, and holds true to the story, but ultimately falls flat in its needless retelling of a tale that has been perfected...I'm going to get Mr. Combs out of the way right now. His portrayal of Walter was awkward, and not in a good way. It often felt like he was following the old blocking directions from the stage play. It was distracting watching him walk from mark to mark, saying lines in direct coordination with movement. So much so that much of the impact in the film was lost. On the other hand, Phylicia Rashad carried the film with grace and power. Even Sean seemed better when opposite her...Supposedly the addition of some minor scenes with cars and exterior locations is a way for this to be an all-new adaptation. It's not. This is the same movie your high school English teacher made you watch, at least if you went to a decent school. A local woman had never heard of A Raisin In The Sun, causing me to wonder at the education system in Park City.
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ReviewPage
Reviewer Steve West
ReviewRating 6
Features
DVD, Widescreen, Dolby Digital (5.1), English, French, Subtitled
Product Attributes
Actor Combs,Sean
Label Columbia/tri-Star
Music Format DVD
Video Format DVD
Quotes
Dennis Harvey, Variety Strong performances and a brisk pace...ideal for this essentially faithful yet refreshed take on a dramatic golden oldie.

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