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The Closet (I) (2007)

Not Rated  |  Short  |  3 October 2007 (USA)
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Ramon and Trinidad in their Bronx apartment have buried a family secret in the closet. Ramon want to control the secret with discipline, while compassionate Trinidad feeds, bathes and reads... See full summary »

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Alexandra Tejeda Rieloff ...
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Theresa Lee ...
Mrs. Parker
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Ramon and Trinidad in their Bronx apartment have buried a family secret in the closet. Ramon want to control the secret with discipline, while compassionate Trinidad feeds, bathes and reads to this secret, in her hope to free this spirit. When boss Pastor John Parker, and his wife come to dinner, this creature begins to awaken. Written by Luis Cortina

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Organizing your closet will give freedom to your life

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3 October 2007 (USA)  »

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El Closet  »

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$35,000 (estimated)
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This film was shot in the apartment where Billie Holiday use to hang out, when the building was a hotel and the neighborhood was Spanish Harlem. See more »

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Amazingly broad portrayals sink this film...
8 February 2009 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

This film features an evangelist and his wife visiting some nice folks to squeeze a few dimes from them. It's amazingly obvious that this pair are a couple of crooks, as the parts are played any way but subtly. The Southern accent that the Reverend uses is very, very broad and I was almost surprised that he didn't say "weeell, doggy" like Uncle Jed or talk about "eatin' some cone-pone 'n grits, y'all". It's funny, but if anyone today would do such a broad and overly simplistic impersonation of a Black or Hispanic or Gay person, it would be widely judged as a negative stereotype--so why is this huckster Southern preacher parody any different? Not all preachers or Southerners are like these people and NO ONE is this tacky and obvious--even the true criminals out there bilking people out of their money.

It's really sad, as there are definitely some film-flam artists out there using the name of God to get rich, but making such broad and condescending films don't do much to combat this. Instead it sends a message of smugness that just felt tacky. A more subtle and restrained approach in film making makes more sense and is more realistic, as evil more often than not comes disguised in a much prettier package.

Better luck next time.


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