Three poor Black kids in rural Mississippi reap the consequences of their family's cycle of abuse, addiction, and violence.

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In the years 1986 and 1998 three black children living in Mississippi deal with poverty, violence and abuse. Young Kari the main character, is a talented pianist who hopes to pursue a career in it one day. Her sister Leigh is struggling to hide her lesbian relationship with her girlfriend, Paula. Their cousin Sammy, is a star basketball player. Each child deals with their dysfunctional family, including gambling, alcoholism, and poverty.

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Wanting to escape was the easy part.

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While the boys are at basketball practice the words "Hertford County" can be seen on their jerseys. This movie is said to be set in rural Mississippi, but there is no Hertford County in Mississippi. See more »

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Leaving Mississippi
Composed and Performed by Ryan Adison Amen
© 2009 Morgan's Mark / 2015 Various Artists
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I'm Damned
19 September 2015 | by (Perth, Australia) – See all my reviews

Mississippi Damned is what you would call a slow, consistent burner. Nothing ever gets too out of control, the pace doesn't really ever kick off and the story is constantly good. However, that is where the problem lies, as nothing much ever happens. It feels like a continuous circle with no end (not too exciting for a two hour film). But on the plus side, this film does have some interesting ideas which speak loudly and well.

Besides from being rather boring for the entirety of the film, you can't look passed at what this film could have been. So many films have done what this film is trying to do, but the dark emotional slow burner does pay off in the end.


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