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Writers (WGA):
Elizabeth Hunter (teleplay)
Carleen Brice (novel)
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Release Date:
21 February 2010 (USA) See more »
A graduate student is forced to put aside her past bitterness when she returns home to live with her recovering alcoholic mother. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Sins of the Mother- Don't Let Mama Ever Forget *** See more (1 total) »


  (in credits order)

Jill Scott ... Nona

Nicole Beharie ... Shay

Katharine Isabelle ... Ivy
Monaeya Silveira ... Sunny

Matt Ward ... Oliver

Dave Leach ... Matt

Ecstasia Sanders ... Stephanie

Mimi Rogers ... Lois

Jerry Wasserman ... Carl
Gale Van Cott ... Manager
Roman Podhora ... Steve

Michael Coleman ... Customer (as Mike Coleman)
Maxine Guess ... Belinda
Candus Churchill ... Rev. McGuire

Natalie Charles ... Worshiper #1
Sibel Thrasher ... Worshiper #2
Dee Jay Jackson ... Worshiper #3

Stacee Copeland ... Florist

Sean Owen Roberts ... Justin

Christian Vincent ... Des

Merwin Mondesir ... Greg

Directed by
Paul A. Kaufman 
Writing credits
Elizabeth Hunter (teleplay)

Carleen Brice (novel "Orange Mint and Honey")

Produced by
Harvey Kahn .... producer
Paul A. Kaufman .... executive producer
Damon Lee .... executive producer
Original Music by
Laura Karpman 
Cinematography by
C. Kim Miles (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Garry M.B. Smith 
Casting by
Michelle Adams 
Candice Elzinga 
Kimberly Hardin  (as Kim Hardin)
Art Direction by
Dina Holmes 
Set Decoration by
Bobbi Allyn 
Costume Design by
Rebekka Sorensen-Kjelstrup  (as Rebekka Sorensen)
Makeup Department
Rhosael Ciandre .... key hair stylist
Honey Dawn Faircrest .... first assistant hair stylist
Courtney Frey .... second assistant makeup artist
Brittany Isaacs .... first assistant makeup artist
Shauna Llewellyn .... key makeup artist
Production Management
Judi Babcock .... post-production supervisor
Mandy Spencer-Phillips .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Michael Bishop .... trainee assistant director
Patrice Leung .... first assistant director
Brad Medhurst .... second assistant director
Art Department
Behjat Benham .... on-set dresser
Sergio Mattei .... assistant set decorator
Jason McConnell .... lead dresser
Shane O'Reilly .... construction coordinator
Carl Sutherland .... graphic designer
Yasmine Wallace .... property master (as Yaz Wallace)
Melinda Watts .... assistant property master
Sound Department
Blair Dykes .... boom operator
Matt Hovland .... adr mixer
Randy Kiss .... sound supervisor
Shawn Miller .... sound mixer
Brent Morrison .... boom operator
Visual Effects by
Nancy Heller .... visual effects producer
Ernie Jackson .... stunt coordinator (as Ernest Jackson)
Camera and Electrical Department
Blaine Ackerly .... gaffer
Natasha Denis .... grip
Derrick Garland .... generator operator
Curtis Herbert .... dolly grip
Andy Hodgson .... best boy grip
David Hutton .... key grip
Jordan Jakobczyk .... camera trainee
Julian Marles .... grip
Nicholas McKenzie .... first assistant camera
Riley Pearcy .... best boy electric
Craig Powell .... camera operator
Jeremy Spofford .... second assistant camera: "a" camera
Gary Stamford .... grip
Rob Wood .... focus puller
Katie Yu .... still photographer
Lohengrin Zapiain .... b camera operator
Casting Department
Martina Smyth .... casting associate
Natasha Tony .... extras casting
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Shanna Mair .... assistant costume designer
Editorial Department
J.D. Funari .... marketing editor
Claudio Sepulveda .... final colorist
Darryl Whetung .... first assistant editor
Location Management
Evan Chan .... location scout
Michael Gazetas .... location manager
Rico Mielnicki .... assistant location manager
Rico Mielnicki .... assistant locations manager
Music Department
Ben Bram .... composer: additional music
Nora Kroll-Rosenbaum .... music production
Matthew Safran .... music supervisor
Kathyjo Varco .... composer: stock music
Vincent Varco .... composer: stock music
Transportation Department
Suki Ardawa .... driver: cable truck
Dean Fitzpatrick .... transportation coordinator
Jim Papadogambros .... transportation captain
Other crew
Emmanuel Albano .... production assistant
Tara Armstrong .... second assistant coordinator
Violet Barisoff .... craft service
Violet Barisoff .... first aid
Michael Bendner .... background coordinator
Lucy MacLeod .... production coordinator
Amanda Mason .... assistant to executive
Jim McKeown .... production coordinator
Sandra Montgomery .... script supervisor
Tania Susi .... production accountant
Laura May Taylor .... production assistant
Merewyn Wagner .... assistant production coordinator
Marnie Young .... business affairs
Mitchell Winter .... production assistant (uncredited)

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90 min
Aspect Ratio:
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6 out of 14 people found the following review useful.
Sins of the Mother- Don't Let Mama Ever Forget ***, 26 June 2010
Author: edwagreen from United States

*** This review may contain spoilers ***

Nicole Behaire and Jill Scott give startling performances about a daughter who cannot forget about the dysfunctional life that her mother gave her.

Behaire is absolutely terrific as the daughter. The contortions in her face, her vulnerability and sadness, her refusal to forgive her mother for her early life culminates in a memorable scene in church when the daughter blurts everything out.

The daughter has so much anger in her. She is just seething in it. Forced to take a leave of absence from teaching while pursuing a master's degree, she has no other place but to go to but her mother's house and the two continue to battle almost immediately upon meeting after a several year separation.

The daughter obviously needs to be in therapy, while the mother has turned her life around working as an administrator, while she is a recovering alcoholic.

My major criticism of the film is that the mother, the daughter's friend and ultimately the daughter herself are pregnant without marriage. Must this be the way of life for African-American women? This seems to be an accepted mode in this film and society at large today.

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