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A Raisin in the Sun (2008)

TV Movie  -   -  Drama  -  25 February 2008 (USA)
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An African-American family struggles with poverty, racism, and inner conflict as they strive for a better way of life. Based on the play by Lorraine Hansberry.

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After moving to Chicago's South Side in the 1950s, a black family struggles to deal with poverty, racism, and inner conflict as they strive for a better life. Adapted for the screen from Lorraine Hansberry's play, this is a moving portrait of dreams deferred. Written by Anonymous

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TV version of the Tony award-winning 2004 play revival, with same director and most of the lead-cast: Kenny Leon, Sean Combs , Phylicia Rashad, Audra McDonald, Sanaa Lathan and Bill Nunn. See more »

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When they are packing up the apartment, Momma is working on putting sticks around a small plant to protect it to wrap it. The number and location of the sticks are not in sync with the timing. See more »

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Asagai: There is something wrong when all the dreams of a household depend on a man dying.
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Version of American Playhouse: A Raisin in the Sun (1989) See more »

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Just as good as the original!
4 June 2013 | by (Pennsylvania, United States) – See all my reviews

After watching the original, I had to watch the 2008 remake with Sean Combs and Phylicia Rashad. There were additional scenes that weren't in the original, but for the most part it was nearly word for word, which was surprising for a remake. I also thought some of it was better than the original, but a few scenes weren't as good, either. I thought Phylicia Rashad did a better job at Lena than Claudia McNeil did. And Ruby Dee in the original did a better job at Ruth than Audra McDonald did. The part of Beneatha was well played by both actresses.

Overall, if this were the only version I'd ever seen, I'd say they did a fantastic job!


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