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Children of God (2010)

Not Rated | | Drama | 20 May 2011 (USA)
The story of two young Bahamian men who fall in love with each other and portrays the homophobia of the Bahamian society.

Director:

Kareem Mortimer (as Kareem J. Mortimer)

Writer:

Kareem Mortimer (as Kareem J. Mortimer)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Johnny Ferro ... Johnny Roberts
Stephen Tyrone Williams ... Romeo Fernander
Margaret Laurena Kemp ... Lena Mackey
Mark Ford Mark Ford ... Ralph Mackey (as Mark Richard Ford)
Van Brown Van Brown ... Reverend Ritchie
Leslie Vanderpool Leslie Vanderpool ... Rhoda Ritchie
Craig Pinder Craig Pinder ... Mike Roberts (as William Craig Pinder)
Sabrina Lightbourn Sabrina Lightbourn ... Mike Robert's Friend
Jason Elwood Hanna Jason Elwood Hanna ... Purple (as Jason Hanna)
Christine Wilson Christine Wilson ... Anna
Conrad Knowles Conrad Knowles ... Mojo
Aijalon Coley Aijalon Coley ... Omar Mackey (as Ai-Jalon Coley)
Jonathan Murray Jonathan Murray ... Guy in Bed
Juanita Kelly Juanita Kelly ... Lonnette
Nicolas Stanko Nicolas Stanko ... Purple's Friend #1
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The story of two young Bahamian men who fall in love with each other and portrays the homophobia of the Bahamian society.

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Drama

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Trivia

Feature length remake of the 2007 short Float. See more »

Goofs

The first time romeo visits Johnny in the cottage, he starts to undo his belt and pants. When he lies down on the couch, his pants are zipped up and his belt fastened. See more »

Connections

Remake of Float (2007) See more »

Soundtracks

Billy Goat
Written by Andrew Jones & Spirithouse
Produced by Danny Bernini and Spirithouse
Performed by Andrew Jones and Spirithouse
Courtesy of Spirithoues Records
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Children of Sitcom
25 December 2010 | by sandoverSee all my reviews

I am not aware how strong is the state of repression and bigotry that governs or not Caribbean societies, but the director and writer of this film is a Bahamian; it is then a shame that the way he addresses these issues derives from a sitcom approach. This is enough to stall matters into a regressive political state.

The boys share a nice dance, and dancing the way they do it, popping out of bed instead of doing the sex routine, and do "how they feel like", as one of the two admonishes, is something we do not come to expect from gay themed movies. This much is true. It is also true that the soundtrack is good, but it is like it does all the work that should be put into a more cinematic approach.

The stories do not interconnect, they are left on the device of some sort of nebulous plea that should run by itself. And then, at the film's final spin, the script abandons its spine for an unabashed melodramatic, quasi-metaphysical last seal that brings the house down.

We then gather lines spoken before that foreground that sentimentalized last installment that comes out of and into the blue. This is bad, and it is a pity because the two leads are good, though Jonny Ferro is better by far.

And then the summer-drenched cinematography proves that colors only are God's children in this film, and humans fail to connect with them, unless it is at the moment of their death. This does not sing the blues, it is just irrelevant.


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Country:

Bahamas

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 May 2011 (USA) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Eleuthera Island, Bahamas See more »

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2.35 : 1
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