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A Raisin in the Sun (2008)

PG-13 | | Drama | TV Movie 25 February 2008
An African-American family struggles with poverty, racism, and inner conflict as they strive for a better way of life. Based on the play by Lorraine Hansberry.

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After moving to Chicago's South Side in the 1950s, a black family struggles to deal with poverty, racism, and inner conflict as they strive for a better life. Adapted for the screen from Lorraine Hansberry's play, this is a moving portrait of dreams deferred. Written by Anonymous

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Despite the character of Beneatha being 20 years old, Sanaa Lathan was 36 years old at the time of the film's release. See more »

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When they are packing up the apartment, Momma is working on putting sticks around a small plant to protect it to wrap it. The number and location of the sticks are not in sync with the timing. See more »

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Asagai: There is something wrong when all the dreams of a household depend on a man dying.
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Version of A Raisin in the Sun (1961) See more »

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Cross My Heart
Written by Mervyn Warren
Performed by Brenda Lee Eager
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Still Worth Watching!
27 February 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Lorraine Hansberry's play is forever being produced whether on stage in it's original drama or in a musical. A Raisin in the Sun is a theatrical classic. It stars Sean Combs in the leading male role that Sidney Poitier immortalized in the film with Ruby Dee. In this version, Phylicia Rashad plays the family matriarch and Audra McDonald plays Ruby Dee's character. Those two performances are stellar and they both won Tony Awards for their performances on Broadway. The television film version is equally worth watching but it's too long at times. John Stamos plays the man who wants them not to move into their neighborhood. The film version is for today's audiences but it's too long despite it being faithful to the original.


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