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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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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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Quotes

Randy Rousseau: Are you okay?
Efrem: I wish you would quit fucking asking me that man. I'm running out of punchlines.
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Deserves a higher rating than the current 5.1
8 September 2015 | by Seth_Rogue_OneSee all my reviews

A nice surprise, which I didn't have terribly high hopes for after seeing the ratings but it was actually a nice little film.

It's a drama about a black teenager from a really religious upringing who's struggling with his sexuality, biggest reason for his struggle being his force-fed belief that homosexuality is a sin.

But there is tons of humor in the movie as well, it's definitely not all darkness even though there are plenty of sadder moments as well it combines the serious drama and comedy very well.

The cast all do a very good job and may I say that the lead; Julian Walker is a brilliant singer as well? Well he is.

The only issue I have really is that there was a moment in the end where they throw a bit of a twist on you that I didn't really quite understand fully but on the rewatch I'll pay closer attention and perhaps it will fully make sense.

Still nothing that takes away from the overall feel of the movie.


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