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Soothing Their Conscience
ccthemovieman-1 from United States
23 October 2006
I really liked the visuals in this movie. It had nice muted, smoky
colors. Too bad I didn't care that much for the story, or the woman
(Cybil Shepherd) who co- wrote or it or the idiot (Ted Turner) who
This is the typical story in which the poor Southern blacks are all
victims of white racists and every white person in the film - with the
exception of "Reeny Perdew" (Shepherd, of course) - is a brutal bigot.
I was surprised that this made-for-TV film had three usages of Jesus'
name in vain plus other blatant profanities, about everything but the
f-word. Overall, the story was okay, nothing special; just another
opportunity for southern Liberal writers (co-writers Shelby Foote,
Larry McMurtrey, etc.) to soothe their guilty consciences.
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