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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.

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Patrik-Ian Polk
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Mo'Nique ... Claire Rousseau
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
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Storyline

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...

Genres:

Drama

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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Quotes

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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One Hot Mess
17 June 2017 | by michaelmouse1See all my reviews

Oh dear...what a mess this is. A case of a good enough cast let down by a truly inept script. This film is all over the place. Appalling character development (or lack of it), coupled with an overdose of melodrama and dialogue that is truly cringe-worthy, lead to an embarrassment of a film. With so few films speaking with a black voice, let alone a Gay one, expectations were high for ' Blackbird' but this hysterical nonsense just leaves the viewer wondering WTF???! This film has the feel of a film-school graduate's first effort, which is not a criticism if they come up with the goods, as many do,...but not in this case. There's way too many concepts fighting each other for space here- religious fundamentalism, homophobia, mental health issues, abortion, family dysfunction, missing child syndrome, coming out and more. There's promise enough to hope for a better effort next time. Until then, this one is a bird that will never fly...regardless of its colour.


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