6.7/10
1,508
19 user 8 critic

A Raisin in the Sun (2008)

PG-13 | | Drama | TV Movie 25 February 2008
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.

Director:

Writers:

(teleplay), (play)
Reviews
Popularity
4,347 ( 56)

On Disc

at Amazon

Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 9 wins & 21 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

A substantial insurance payment could mean either financial salvation or personal ruin for a poor black family.

Director: Daniel Petrie
Stars: Sidney Poitier, Claudia McNeil, Ruby Dee
The Women of Brewster Place (TV Series 1989)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

Based on the novel by Gloria Naylor, which deals with several strong-willed women who live in a rundown housing project on Brewster Place in an unidentified eastern city; across three ... See full summary »

Stars: Oprah Winfrey, Mary Alice, Olivia Cole
Guilty by Association (Video 2003)
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 2.4/10 X  

A man becomes guilty by association. Suspense ensues.

Directors: Po Johns, Howard Gibson
Stars: Bryce, Jeff Edward, Morgan Freeman
Documentary | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

This documentary examines what historians know about the Bible's Old Testament account of the Plague of the Firstborn and about Egypt's Pharaoh, Rameses. Egyptologists discuss whether the ... See full summary »

Directors: Mark Aldridge, Tom Pollock
Stars: Morgan Freeman
A Raisin in the Sun (Video 2007)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Director: Vincent Ruiz
Stars: Jeffry Foote
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
Willy Harris (as Ron C. Jones)
...
...
...
Earline Johnson
Rudy Webb ...
Mr Johnson
...
Walter Lee Sr
...
Mrs. Arnold
Paul Stephen ...
Mr. Arnold
Edit

Storyline

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

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

PG-13 | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

25 February 2008 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

El color de los sueños  »

Filming Locations:


Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Phylicia Rashad's sister, Debbie Allen, played "Beneatha Younger" in the Broadway musical, "Raisin". See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Asagai: There is something wrong when all the dreams of a household depend on a man dying.
See more »


Soundtracks

Cross My Heart
Written by Mervyn Warren
Performed by Brenda Lee Eager
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
DIDDY? Oh, no he diddn't!
25 February 2008 | by (Red Earth, Saskatchewan) – See all my reviews

P-Diddy's performance in the film is P-thetic. Apparently tired of saying the same words night after night on stage has dulled Mr. Combs into a stunned stupor to which his bland expressions and monotone delivery attest. He seems at home with "da Homies" (Willy Harris and Bobo) at "da Club"(The Green Hat) but he can't switch his New York gangsta talk with a Southside Chicago accent. The fact that Willy Harris is a dead ringer for Snoop Dog didn't help. Mama was right; Walter does look (and sound) "like somebody's hoodlum". Mama, by the way, played by Phylicia Rashad, was amazing. She looks younger than other Lena Youngers on screen which is good as Walter is only 35 so Mama is probably not the white haired old lady directors like Daniel Petrie tried to make her look. Besides the youthful look, Rashad gives a very heartfelt performance making me think that Bill Cosby did the world a disfavour by holding her back from honing her serious side. Audra McDonald, in my opinion, is the best performer in the group. As wife Ruth, she really hits home with her every emotion.When she cries, we want to cry with her although at times it seems she's just crying at the atrocious performance by her lesser half, the Puffster. Rounding out the cast is David Oyelowo as the Nigerian Asagai (Oyelowo is, himself, Nigerian) and John Stamos as a handsome Mr. Lindner (alas, the not so handsome John Fiedler is no longer available for the role). I watched this film continually thinking what heights it might have reached if someone more competent was in the Walter role. Maybe they can use Computer Generation to insert Sidney Poitier's performance. That would be great.


18 of 27 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?