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Blackbird (2014)

R | | Drama | 28 July 2015 (USA)
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A young singer struggles with his sexuality and the treatment of others while coming of age in a small Southern Baptist community.

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Marshall MacNeil
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Lance Rousseau
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Pastor Crandall
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Efrem
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Todd Waterson
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Leslie Crandall (as Wanita 'D. Woods' Woodgett)
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Libby
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Justine
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A young singer struggles with his sexuality and the treatment of others while coming of age in a small Southern Baptist community.

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Rated R for sexual content, language and some drug use - all involving teens
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Deserves a higher rating than the current 5.1
8 September 2015 | by (Edinbruhhh) – See all my reviews

A nice surprise, which I didn't have terribly high hopes for after seeing the ratings but it was actually a nice little film.

It's a drama about a black teenager from a really religious upringing who's struggling with his sexuality, biggest reason for his struggle being his force-fed belief that homosexuality is a sin.

But there is tons of humor in the movie as well, it's definitely not all darkness even though there are plenty of sadder moments as well it combines the serious drama and comedy very well.

The cast all do a very good job and may I say that the lead; Julian Walker is a brilliant singer as well? Well he is.

The only issue I have really is that there was a moment in the end where they throw a bit of a twist on you that I didn't really quite understand fully but on the rewatch I'll pay closer attention and perhaps it will fully make sense.

Still nothing that takes away from the overall feel of the movie.


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