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||IMDB Rating: 6.4/10 from N/A votes
||Release: 14 Mar 2009 /
||Director: Charles Burnett,
||Synopsis: After the death of his father, a former football star reunites with the family that he abandoned years earlier.
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What is Charles Burnett, the director of brilliant, oppressive tales of
Black life like KILLER OF SHEEP and MY BROTHER'S WEDDING doing
directing a made-for-TV movie on the Hallmark Channel? The flip and
glib answer is that he is a director and can use the work, but watching
this movie with its constant level of pain for the first fifty minutes,
the answer is: telling the same sort of story he always has. If the
settings are cleaner than his earlier work, if the actors are handsomer
and more professional, there is still the same sense of anguish and
alienation that always suffuses his work.
Eriq LaSalle plays Walter, a man who was set to be a professional
football player until a knee injury sidelined him. He left his wife,
children and hometown and wandered for the better part of a decade
until the death of his father brings him back to town for the reading
of the will. Anger and resentment suffuse every scene and rightfully
and really so. As Walter struggles almost incoherently to try to make
some amends for his failures, Burnett and his crew evoke some real
sympathy for his plight.
However, this being a Hallmark TV-movie, there are some givens: there
will be reconciliation, there will be some improvement, and this serves
to render the film not banal, but more standard. As a result, this is a
very good piece of work, but not a great one.
Yet, given the small amount of Mr. Burnett's work over the last forty
years, we can be grateful for this. It is a real story, well told and
that, alas, is all too rare.
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