MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 2,185 this week

The Courage to Love (2000)

TV Movie  |  PG-13  |   |  Drama, History, Romance  |  24 January 2000 (USA)
6.2
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.2/10 from 249 users  
Reviews: 10 user

In 19th century New Orleans creole Henriette must choose between love and devotion to the church. Neither choice is going to be easy, as there is great opposition to her ideas of breaking traditions.

Director:

0Check in
0Share...

Editors' Spotlight

On TV: Peabody Award Winners

The list of entertainment winners for the 74th Annual Peabody Awards was revealed this week, and Comedy Central's "Inside Amy Schumer," FX's "Fargo," and HBO's "Last Week Tonight with John Oliver" are among the honorees. Read the IMDbTV Blog for the full list of winners!

Related News

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 32 titles
created 15 Apr 2012
 
list image
a list of 617 titles
created 10 May 2013
 
a list of 5996 titles
created 08 Jun 2013
 
a list of 1809 titles
created 7 months ago
 
a list of 1213 titles
created 4 months ago
 

Related Items

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: The Courage to Love (TV Movie 2000)

The Courage to Love (TV Movie 2000) on IMDb 6.2/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of The Courage to Love.

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

A Diva's Christmas Carol (TV Movie 2000)
Comedy | Musical | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

A remake of the Dicken's classic, "A Christmas Carol" featuring a very nasty pop singer who gets a reality check by three Christmas spirits.

Director: Richard Schenkman
Stars: Vanessa Williams, Rozonda 'Chilli' Thomas, John Taylor
For One Night (TV Movie 2006)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Their town always had two proms, one for the whites and one for the blacks. When both proms wanted the same DJ, Brianna McCallister suggested combining the proms, which would also mean more... See full summary »

Director: Ernest R. Dickerson
Stars: Raven-Symoné, Aisha Tyler, Sam Jones III
Queen (TV Mini-Series 1993)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

A plantation owner's son falls in love with a slave named Easter and together they have a Mixed race daughter named Queen. As Queen grows up, she faces the struggle of trying to fit into ... See full summary »

Stars: Ann-Margret, Patricia Clarkson, Tim Daly
Keep the Faith, Baby (TV Movie 2002)
Biography | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
Director: Doug McHenry
Stars: Harry Lennix, Vanessa Williams, Don Allison
America's Dream (TV Movie 1996)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Three tales of African-American characters. "Long Black Song": a farmer with an unfaithful wife. "The Boy Who Painted Christ Black": school principal defends a controversial work by his ... See full summary »

Directors: Paris Barclay, Bill Duke, and 1 more credit »
Stars: Danny Glover, Wesley Snipes, Lorraine Toussaint
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.8/10 X  

Julie, a successful magazine columnist, opens Pandora's Box and seeks out the anonymous sperm donor who fathered her young son.

Director: Richard Schenkman
Stars: Vanessa Williams, Kevin Daniels, Michael Boatman
Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

Johnny Graham, raised by the Torino crime family after the death of his parents, is repeatedly torn between loyalty to his adoptive family and his conscience. When Anthony Torino, the ... See full summary »

Director: Heather Hale
Stars: Edward Furlong, Grace Johnston, Meat Loaf
Bye Bye Birdie (TV Movie 1995)
Comedy | Drama | Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

Rock-and-roll icon Conrad Birdie is about to go into the Army, and plans are being made to arrange his final going-away concert.

Director: Gene Saks
Stars: Jason Alexander, Vanessa Williams, Chynna Phillips
Dance with Me (1998)
Drama | Romance | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

Young Cuban Rafael just buried his mother, and comes to Houston to meet his father John for the first time. The difficult part is that John doesn't know he is Rafael's father. John runs a ... See full summary »

Director: Randa Haines
Stars: Vanessa Williams, Chayanne, Kris Kristofferson
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

On the road to Lake Tahoe, a stressed out young executive meets a woman who forever changes his life. Shot in the spectacular Sierra Nevada Mountains, "The Last Place On Earth" is a funny, ... See full summary »

Director: James Slocum
Stars: Tisha Campbell-Martin, Dana Ashbrook, Mitchell Anderson
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

An italian engineer and a beautiful black woman both married had an affair turning his life's into a hard forbidden romance.

Director: Cristina Comencini
Stars: Fabio Volo, Ambra Angiolini, Aïssa Maïga
The Ernest Green Story (TV Movie 1993)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Follows the story of Ernest Green, one of the Little Rock Nine who were the first blacks to integrate into an all white school.

Director: Eric Laneuville
Stars: Morris Chestnut, Robert Alexander, Katherine Bernhardt
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Mother Henriette Delille
...
Dr. Gerard Gaultier
...
Julie Gaudin
Lisa Bronwyn Moore ...
Marie Alicot
...
Father Rousselon
...
Cecelia Delille
...
Pouponne
...
Jean-Baptiste Delille
Eddie Bo Smith Jr. ...
Jacques
Graeme Somerville ...
Paul Cartier
...
Frank Morgan
Susannah Hoffmann ...
Anne Morgan
Jean-Louis Roux ...
Bishop Blanc
Lise Roy ...
Mother Superior
...
Betsie
Edit

Storyline

In 19th century New Orleans a new class of colored people has arisen. They are creoles, a result of relations between African-Americans and wealthy European people. Children are born, there is love, but marriage is out of the question. Colored people are still not considered equal. Henriette Delille is a very religious creole. The time she has she spends on educating, care and helping out in church. On the day her father Jean-Baptiste leaves her mother Pouponne to marry a white woman, Henriette is supposed to meet her arranged future 'caretaker' Paul Cartier. But she refuses him, defying every tradition and so bringing her mother to madness. She becomes friends with the French doctor Gerard Gaultier. He is in love with her and wants her to move to France, so they can be legally married. Henriette is torn apart by her feelings for Gerard and her devotion to the church. She must choose, but neither choice is going to be an easy one as there are people who greatly disapprove of ... Written by Arnoud Tiele (imdb@tiele.nl)

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

In a world of tradition, they dared to break the rules.

Genres:

Drama | History | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for some mature thematic elements | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

|

Language:

Release Date:

24 January 2000 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Quadroon Ball  »

Filming Locations:


Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

See  »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Enjoyed this movie
31 January 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Came across this movie a few years back while looking for stories to watch during black history month. I have been wondering how I had missed it because there are a few other actors I recognize. I am not a follower of or hater of Vanessa Williams but this role was a great one for her. I know she is versatile with singing, theater, television and movies but I had yet to see her in something I liked. This is a great depiction of the period and choices of that time. I've always wanted to visit New Orleans and have seen various movies about its history. Ms. Williams did the role justice. I'm just sorry so many other people haven't seen it.


1 of 1 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
age? briget14
Some things never change vchimpanzee
Discuss The Courage to Love (2000) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?