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Dramatizes the events in 1955-1956 in Montgomery, Alabama, when blacks boycotted public transport becuase they were forced to sit at the back. Odessa works as a maid for the Thompsons, and as well as she is treated, she feels it is her duty to walk to work, even if it means she is exhaused, and gets to work late. Written by
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At the beginning of the story, the narrator (the adult Mary Katherine) says that she was 7 years old at the time of the story. Later, when Mrs. Thompson is angrily calling the police, she says "Tell Clyde Sellers that one of his policeman threw my 9-year-old daughter out of Oak Park" when talking to the secretary. See more »
50,000 boycotted the buses in Montgomery. I knew one. Her name was Odessa Cotter.
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I forget when I saw the film or where, but it stayed with me. I really feel the film never got its appropriate praise or fan fair, but maybe some films are meant to be discovered by people as hidden gems and aren't meant to be touted as classics. Though I feel this one is.
I felt that Whoopi Goldberg and Sissy Spacek were the cornerstones of the film and deepened the work by providing three dimensional characters that had more to do than just worry about a cause. They had lives to lead and families to raise and the film focuses on their daily living and how they lived it with this larger situation going on around them.
This choice of direction brings us into the story much quicker because it focuses on the people and the impact the situation has on them.
What stays with me is the subtlety and how small gestures can have a great impact.
My favorite movies are about people. Real people interest me more than perfect people. This movie kept me interested.
I bought this film on clearance and when I saw the $7.99 price tag I thought to myself - 'This is worth so much more' And it is!
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