A painter living in exile returns home where his family endured generations of racial violence. There he begins to fantasize the people around him as a series of portraits in order to bury the pain and find something beautiful to feel.
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Daniel Bess ... Young Bear
Ever Carradine ... Celeste Korngold
David Clennon ... Bear Korngold
Rae Dawn Chong ... Jenita Boxer
Melissa De Sousa ... Lucy Boxer-Seras
Hill Harper ... Errol Hickman
Alec Newman ... Kent Seras
Zoe Saldana ... Rosa Levane Boxer
Lesley Ann Warren ... Nancy Boxer
Billy Dee Williams ... Helms Boxer
Gabrielle Union ... Carmel Boxer
Shin Koyamada ... Yosito
Howie Dorough ... Alec (Cab Driver)
Adam Nelson ... Mathew the Cop
Glenn Plummer ... Man at Barbeque


An aging painter living in exile returns to his southern hometown, where his family endured generations of racial violence, to bury his estranged sister. Once there he begins to fantasize the people around him as a series of vignettes and portraits in order to bury the pain and find something beautiful to feel, however strange and fleeting, at odds but never too far away from the scars of the past. Written by Seneca Village

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Reach for love and you will find yourself among the stars



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Rated PG-13 for brief strong language and a sexual reference | See all certifications »

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Not the best movie I ever saw
24 January 2009 | by brackenheSee all my reviews

I'm going to be generous here and give it a 3 only because I live in Huntsville and it was great to see how well the city was filmed. That said, this movie was pretty bad. It's like they started off with hardly any script and the director just told the actors to stare at each other meaningfully with a lot of music playing over it. And Billy D. Williams looked like he'd rather be anywhere but in this movie. It's just a mess. I think I could write a script better than the dislodge for this film, and I'm no writer.

There is one thing I've seen mentioned throughout the reviews and message boards--everyone is under the impression that the movie begins around World War 2 and actually it seemed more like it was supposed to start out in the late 1950's/early 1960's. While the military was not segregated by then, I'm pretty sure that any troops waiting to board a train would still be segregated in a place like Huntsville, Al. If the beginning of film was supposed to be the 1940's, then Billy D, Lesley Ann & Rae Dawn would have to have been in the 70's and 80's instead of their mid 50's or early 60's.

Don't waste your time unless you really, really like the actors because the story isn't very interesting.

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2 February 2007 (USA) See more »

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$7,200,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$215,801, 4 February 2007

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2.35 : 1
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