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The Rising Place (2001)

PG-13 | | Drama | February 2001 (USA)
The close friendship of two young women, each of a different race, and their struggle to find purpose in their lives during this time of social injustice and world war.

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Set against the picturesque landscape of the Mississippi Delta in the 1940's, "The Rising Place" follows the close friendship of two young women, each of a different race, and their struggle to find purpose in their lives during this time of social injustice and world war. When Virginia visits her Aunt Millie at Christmas, she discovers a stack of handwritten letters over half a century old, and unlocks the story of her aunt's youthful days as a young woman living in Hamilton, Mississippi, during the second World War. Beautifully shot sequences episodically shift back and forth from the past to the present. In a time when a woman's place was in the home, young Emily ventures out and falls in love with a young soldier, eventually carrying his baby out of wedlock. With the support of her best friend Wilma Watson and their draft-dodging companion Will Bacon, Emily is able to stand by her convictions in a household dominated by the standards of a salt-of-the-earth father and an ... Written by Keith Rogers

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A story about discovering your heart in a place you never expected.

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Rated PG-13 for elements of violence
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Fair Commentary on Racial Injustice
4 March 2005 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

This storyline is interesting in its subject matter, but I did find that the movie moves along quite slowly and seems a bit flat in places.

Because it deals with the flavour of the south during a tumultuous time in history, I found the way the subject matter was handled to be a bit weak. Also, parts of the storyline were a bit hard to buy onto from a "realistic" perspective, especially as relates to the main character and her relationship with her family, given her situation.

All of the performances by the actors were excellent, so if there is a negative comment about the general mood of the movie, I would have to blame the director...more oomph was certainly needed in some of the scenes.

I purchased this movie because I am a fan of Laurel Holloman and aim to see all of her work eventually. As usual, her performance was nothing short of brilliant.

Overall, I would rate the movie as fair...not a bad way to spend an evening, but don't pass up the party to stay home and watch this one.


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