Maya Angelou's story of the family stresses that occur when an older sister (Diahann Carroll) attempts to maintain a home, left by her revered father, in an ultra-moralistic way (regardless... See full summary »
Maya Angelou's story of the family stresses that occur when an older sister (Diahann Carroll) attempts to maintain a home, left by her revered father, in an ultra-moralistic way (regardless of the fact that she is secretly having an affair with the married preacher). Nevertheless, her uptight need to maintain a sense of propriety of course goes against the wishes of her much younger sister (Irene Cara) who, as an accomplished ice skater, is striving for her own independence. And if this isn't enough, into it is suddenly thrust a third sister (Rosalind Cash), who is a single mother with a pre-teen son, who "comes home" with her boy after living for years in the ghettos of Detroit. And because she is the complete antithesis of her older sister in morals and deportment, she immediately sides with her younger sister against the strictures set down in the home. Written by
BOB STEBBINS <email@example.com>
Sadly, Rosalind died of cancer in 1995. "Sister, Sister" is a wonderful movie--Diahann and Rosalind Cash are at their best! Even today, this movie is one anyone--black or white, male or female--will enjoy. This movie was filmed four or five years before Diahann's other masterful, leading-lady-performance in the movie 'Claudine.' This movie also is one that portrays African Americans in a positive light--something rare in the '70s. It's kinda neat seeing little Kristoff St. John (now famous as the well-loved character Neil Winters on the soap "The Young and the Restless") playing the tween son of Rosalind Cash's character Freida; wow--he's come a long way and endured a great career (much like Laurence Fishburn, who starred as a young kid in the movie "Earl, Cornbread and Me."It would be pretty cool to see a remake of this movie--starring, say, Angela Bassett, Lynn Whitfield and Halle Berry.
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