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4 out of 5 people found the following review useful:

Great Movie!

Author: MovieLover9898 from United States
28 May 2006

I've seen this movie 6 times and I love it. The cast is great and the story explores all kinds of different issues. Worth seeing! The music is very good. The story is about issues that are still relevant today. The photography is beautiful. There is one moment where a plane sweeps by the camera that is breathtaking. It was a treat to watch. There were parts of the movie that were slow here and there but the pacing of the movie helped me to relax and enjoy it all the more.

The set and costumes were convincing and I really felt for the characters at the end. I think the movie makes some really good points about relationships and loving others. There were some very poignant moments that I appreciated. I don't want to talk too much about the plot - I myself like to go into a movie knowing as little as possible. But I do think that you'll enjoy this and hope you do.

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7 out of 13 people found the following review useful:

Fair Commentary on Racial Injustice

6/10
Author: iluuuvstuff from Canada
4 March 2005

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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