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Blackbird (2014)

R | | Drama | 28 July 2015 (USA)
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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.


Patrik-Ian Polk
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Mo'Nique ... Claire Rousseau
Julian J. Walker Julian J. Walker ... Randy Rousseau (as Julian Walker)
Kevin Allesee ... Marshall MacNeil
Isaiah Washington ... Lance Rousseau
Terrell Tilford ... Pastor Crandall
Gary LeRoi Gray ... Efrem
Torrey Laamar Torrey Laamar ... Todd Waterson
D. Woods ... Leslie Crandall (as Wanita 'D. Woods' Woodgett)
Nikki Jane Nikki Jane ... Crystal
Lindsay Seim ... Libby
Nicole Lovince ... Justine
Hunt Scarritt Hunt Scarritt ... Mr. Brock
Terry Henry Terry Henry ... Mrs. Crandall
Hannah Moye Hannah Moye ... Chrissie Rousseau
Kenny Matlock Kenny Matlock ... Store Manager


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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Will you choose to be what you had no choice in being...



Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for sexual content, language and some drug use - all involving teens

Parents Guide:

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Marshal drives a Buick which magically changes into a Pontiac. See more »


Marshall MacNeil: Parting is such sweet sorrow, I shall say goodnight, 'till there'll be tomorrow.
Randy Rousseau: Sleep dwell upon thy eyes, peace in thy breasts; would I were peace and sleep, so sweet to rest.
Marshall MacNeil: Damn! Straight to hell.
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User Reviews

Interesting in places but not quite up to par
9 March 2018 | by davispittmanSee all my reviews

Blackbird (2014) is an independent film about a young African American male who is struggling to reconcile his sexual orientation with his devout Christian faith. There are both positives and negatives about this film. I'll start with the positives. The acting was mostly good, especially from Mo'Nique, who I fell in love with as a dramatic actress with Precious, which was her Oscar win. She is just a really great actress and she nails every scene she is in. She is a hard character to like a lot of the time, but Mo'Nique really does do a fantastic job of portraying her. The main character is played by an actor that I personally think needs some more experience in acting, he wasn't bad but I just think he could've been better. The story is interesting and the teenage characters are pretty likable for the most part, that is what kept me watching. It isn't the best, there were some parts where I felt the feeling was lacking, but then in other scenes, I could really connect with the film. It's a mixed bag really, 7/10.

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Release Date:

28 July 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Чёрный дрозд See more »

Filming Locations:

Hattiesburg, Mississippi, USA See more »


Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$45,834, 26 April 2015

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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