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James Felix McKenney
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This film has a very made-for-TV quality, and despite a decent cast, the acting and script is quite plain and corny..
.the music in particular is very hammy in some scenes (clearly the producers and directors thought gospel singing throughout quiet dialog scenes was required to INSTRUCT the audience how to feel - a mark of poorly executed drama). The music cues are horribly instructive and rob most of the scenes of genuine depth.
It's always a shame when a worthwhile story is told so poorly, but this reeks of misconceived earnest intentions. You feel the desperation of the creators to elicit emotion, but it's so bogged down in contrived melodrama it misfires completely and will greatly disappoint anyone looking for an insightful racial drama.
That IMDb score needs to come down a bit closer to reality..it's no Oscar material, that is most certain.
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