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Mississippi Damned (2009)

Three poor Black kids in rural Mississippi reap the consequences of their family's cycle of abuse, addiction, and violence.

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In the years 1986 and 1998 three black children living in Mississippi deal with poverty, violence and abuse. Young Kari the main character, is a talented pianist who hopes to pursue a career in it one day. Her sister Leigh is struggling to hide her lesbian relationship with her girlfriend, Paula. Their cousin Sammy, is a star basketball player. Each child deals with their dysfunctional family, including gambling, alcoholism, and poverty.

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Wanting to escape was the easy part.

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Despite being set in Tupelo, Mississippi, Mississippi Damned was actually filmed on location in and around Ahoskie, North Carolina. See more »

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Trouble Blues
Written and Performed by McKinley Mitchell
Courtesy of Malaco Records
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Damned From the Start
1 October 2015 | by See all my reviews

I am not sure why this movie was made. Every stereotype has been exhausted to the fullest in the movie. I think black folks and homosexuals are portrayed in a light that basically enforces every stereotype on old time television. I am not a fan of smoldering movies with a payoff that is seen a mile away coming. The shades of hope are quite evident in this movie where the darker you are the darker the chances of any salvation. The topics in this drama are real but I am certain this was meant to be touching when all it seemed to be to me was an outright downer movie. I think movies should have some learning lesson for the viewer and not just droll on like Boris Karloff doing his Frankenstein thing. The end is also quite disappointing and there is nothing I can redeem from it.


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