A look into the early life of U.S. President Barack Obama.

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Kathy Baughman
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Professor Gray
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Ann Dunham
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A look at the early life of Barack Obama. Before he became President of the United States, he was one of the few black students at Columbia University NY in the early 80's. Faced with judgmental and racist opinions all around him, he tries to find his place in the world.

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Before he was Barack, he was...

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Biography | Drama

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16 December 2016 (USA)  »

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Барри  »

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Debut feature film of actor Devon Terrell who portrays the young Barack Obama. See more »

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Barry is seen wearing a Casio F91W watch throughout the movie. The movie is set in the early 1980's, but that model watch wasn't released until 1991. See more »

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Charlotte: Where are you from?
Barry: Hawaii. Indonesia. Kenya. Take your pick.
Charlotte: Really? Um... Ni vizuri kukutana na wewe.
Barry: Really? What? In front of all these people? I mean, you're very pretty, and I'm flattered, but...
Charlotte: No, that's not what I was trying to say-...
Barry: I'm just messing with you. I have no idea what you just said.
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I Shall Be Released
Written by Bob Dylan
Performed by Nina Simone
Courtesy of RCA Records
By Arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
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Solid movie about Barack Obama in his youth
29 December 2016 | by (Edinbruhhh) – See all my reviews

Well-acted and well-made drama about a young man who's struggling with his identity, and that man happens to be Barack Obama but the subject is of course something that many can relate to.

So it's NOT a 'rags to riches' kind of tale about how Barack overcame the odds and managed to become president of the USA, but more a low-key drama about a man who hasn't really figured out who he is or who he's supposed to be.

I have a feeling that the rating is so low with almost 20% of the current ratings being 1 stars, that these are simply people who don't like Barack in general. Wouldn't be surprised if most of them haven't even seen the film either.

Not saying that it's an amazingly mind-blowing film that everyone should love or anything but it is suspicious.

Anyways, I did see it and I did like it and was surprised to find out that it's Devon Terrel's debut movie, he makes a convincing young Barack.


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