In many ways "The Ditchdigger's Daughters" adheres to the well worn path of a genre best described as the black struggle in an injust white America. But the real plot in this movie revolves...
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It's All Hallow's Eve. A trio of costumed misfits with very special dietary requirements seizes a Mexican cantina and force the staff to engage in a late night of gaming, food and libations. The only caveat is what's on the menu.
In many ways "The Ditchdigger's Daughters" adheres to the well worn path of a genre best described as the black struggle in an injust white America. But the real plot in this movie revolves around the tyranny of a father and the effect it has on his six daughters as he cajoles, demands, blusters, and drives his daughters to reach for his notion of excellence. Demanding all "A" report cards, prohibiting dating, punishing with housework, and insisting that each daughter aim her sights on a career as a doctor all harken to the underlying fact of his own failure to complete school, and his own view of being poor and black. Written by
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I have to say. It is a REALLY GOOD movie. I never even heard of this movie in my life. Then I watched it and cried my eyes out and Laughed. I loved how it showed hard work pays off. Our Kids need to see this over and over again. You can never see this in movies now days. Life is not a fairy tale and this movie is no where near a FAKE movie, that I normally see. It is a really GREAT family movie that I wished I would have seen before. I will look for this book for my sisters two little girls. Heck, I may even buy the movie if I can find it. I was at first going to pass this movie up at first by seeing the title. SO glad that I did NOT!!!
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