A historical television series that focuses on the impact of the Underground Railroad during the 19th century, "Underground" offers viewers a message of social progress that's just as relevant in 2017.
This family has issues! When mean and surly Bud Slocumb keels over at breakfast, his family gathers for the wake and funeral: long-suffering widow Raynelle, unemployed son Junior who's cheating on his wife Charisse, son Ray Bud who holds a job and has a loving wife, Lucille, but struggles with alcoholism and with their difficulty having children. There's younger daughter Delightful, who constantly eats; religious Aunt Marguerite and her wayward son Royce; and, there's Juanita, their wealthy cousin's wife. They all descend on the town of Lula, struggle to say something nice about Bud, and face the challenge of sorting out their relationships with the living. Written by
When Jumior goes to get Charice a Pepsi he goes to the Lula Liquor store but he sees the Sorry we're closed sign, so he leaves. Later Raybud is seen in front of the same Lula Liquor store and it's open for business and the door is open. See more »
Look, Mama, you right, okay? Them unemployment checks ain't gonna keep comin' in. I know you don't think I think about that, but I do. And when they do stop comin' in, I'ma go ahead on an' find me a nice gal... a good Christian gal... gon' 'head on an' settle down. Quit all this foolishness. Mama, I know you always wanted grandbabies. You always said that. Figure I'd gon' and have me a couple a' kids. One or two of 'em...
[Royce's mother smiles]
...so I can get on welfare.
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I hadn't really heard much about "Kindom Come" before watching it except for the fact that Whoopi Goldberg was in it (which was my main reason for seeing this movie) so I didn't have a lot of expectations. However, when seeing it I found it both a funny and touching movie with some great acting, especially from LL Cool J who plays Ray Slocumb, and from Whoopi Goldberg, though her role in the movie is just a small cameo.
What I found most interesting about this movie, though, was the way it describes the Slocumb family. In spite of the all-black cast it isn't just a great and funny movie showing a down to earth black family - it is presenting a family that could be of any color, and it does it in a really warm and touching way that also brings a laugh or two along the way.
Therefore this is certainly a cute, funny and heart warming movie worth seeing.
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