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Blackbird (2014)

R | | Drama | 28 July 2015 (USA)
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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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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One Hot Mess
17 June 2017 | by See all my reviews

Oh dear...what a mess this is. A case of a good enough cast let down by a truly inept script. This film is all over the place. Appalling character development (or lack of it), coupled with an overdose of melodrama and dialogue that is truly cringe-worthy, lead to an embarrassment of a film. With so few films speaking with a black voice, let alone a Gay one, expectations were high for ' Blackbird' but this hysterical nonsense just leaves the viewer wondering WTF???! This film has the feel of a film-school graduate's first effort, which is not a criticism if they come up with the goods, as many do,...but not in this case. There's way too many concepts fighting each other for space here- religious fundamentalism, homophobia, mental health issues, abortion, family dysfunction, missing child syndrome, coming out and more. There's promise enough to hope for a better effort next time. Until then, this one is a bird that will never fly...regardless of its colour.


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