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Everyday People (2004)

Not Rated | | Drama | 12 January 2006 (Hungary)
The closing of a local restaurant concerns a number of employees who've dedicated their lives to the eatery.

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Jim McKay

Writer:

Jim McKay
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Nathan De'Shon Myers Nathan De'Shon Myers ... Subway Opera Singer
Jordan Gelber ... Ira
Bridget Barkan ... Joleen
Stephen McKinley Henderson ... Arthur
Sydnee Stewart Sydnee Stewart ... Erin Persaud
Billoah Greene Billoah Greene ... Samel
Kadijah Carlisle Kadijah Carlisle ... Benita
Polly Humphreys ... Shirley
Craig muMs Grant ... Ali (as muMs)
Stephanie Berry Stephanie Berry ... Angry Black Waiter
Frantz G. Saint Louis Jr. Frantz G. Saint Louis Jr. ... Frantz (as Frantz St. Louis)
Stacie Linardos Stacie Linardos ... Angry White Waiter
Victor Pagan ... Victor
Reg E. Cathey ... Akbar (Black Ribbon Friday)
Elizabeth Flax Elizabeth Flax ... Female Customer
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The closing of a local restaurant concerns a number of employees who've dedicated their lives to the eatery.

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You can't wash out all the color and keep the flavor.

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Drama

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Official Sites:

HBO [United States]

Country:

USA

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

12 January 2006 (Hungary) See more »

Also Known As:

Brooklyn See more »

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Dolby Digital

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Color
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References Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991) See more »

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Cockblocker
Written by Dahoud Darien
Performed by Dazaster
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Worth seeing more than once; this story
9 September 2005 | by MarieGabrielleSee all my reviews

is something real, and rarely depicted so well; there is no melodrama; just people trying to survive. Besides the fact that there are many excellent, underexposed actors; Reg E. Cathey, as Akbar; as well as many of the younger cast members. The movie holds the interest of the audience, because each character is well-developed and believable.

The setting is a deli/restaurant in Brooklyn, which is being taken over by developers; this means that all the employees are out of a job, and the owner also struggles with his conscience as he realizes that: Yes, what he does has an affect on other people. This is a very pertinent story; especially in today's economy; where one either works for a "multi-national corporation" and sells out, as one character tells her mother, or pursues their dream, if they are able.

You will totally enjoy this movie, as it is something most people can relate to, and while it portrays cold reality, there is also a hopeful and positive ending.

As an addendum I would also say that I hope the writer is considering a follow-up to this story, many people who have seen this movie relate to the characters, and hope to see what happens in the future; movies like this are few and far between, substance and character, not slick Hollywood "trash for cash"; which most people tire of after age 20.


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