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Blackbird (2014)

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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.

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Patrik-Ian Polk
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Cast

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 ... 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
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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.

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

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 July 2015 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Hattiesburg, Mississippi, USA See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Fantastic!
6 October 2015 | by ladybugs411See all my reviews

How in all of hell did this get only a 5!? I absolutely loved this film! loved the characters, the REAL sense of feeling, everything.

Just like others the rating put me off a bit but i still decided to watch, and I will never regret doing so. It was heart warming, heart breaking, kept you in place as you watched everything unravel in a fantastic string of events that led to an ending that confuses your heart and emotions in the best way possible. I have no doubt that if anyone were to ask me to recommend a movie to get there heart working and there emotions running high this would be my first pick. I know many wouldn't look twice at it because of the gay theme to it but that shouldn't deter you from watching something so well produced.


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