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Flint (2017)

TV-14 | | Drama | TV Movie 28 October 2017
A woman deals with the toxic water scandal in Flint, Michigan, and the effect it has on her family.

Director:

Bruce Beresford

Writers:

Josh Sanburn (based upon an article by), Barbara Stepansky
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Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 4 wins & 22 nominations. See more awards »

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Credited cast:
Marin Ireland ... Melissa Mays
Queen Latifah ... Iza Banks
Betsy Brandt ... LeeAnne Walters
Rob Morrow ... Professor Edwards
Lyndie Greenwood ... Adina Banks
Jill Scott ... Nayyirah Shariff
Anwen O'Driscoll ... Kaylie Walters
Richard Waugh ... Jerry Ambrose
Janet Porter ... Mayor's Receptionist
Christian Potenza ... Dennis Walters
Sonia Dhillon Tully ... Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha
Dylan Taylor ... Adam Mays
Lynne Griffin
Celine Tsai ... Min Tang
Richard Fitzpatrick ... City Council President
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A woman deals with the toxic water scandal in Flint, Michigan, and the effect it has on her family.

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Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

TV-14 | See all certifications »

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Cher was cast in the film after hearing about the project and reaching out to the producers. Once she had signed on, the script was written with a specific role for her. See more »

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Doesn't live up to the potential
5 December 2020 | by HotToastyRagSee all my reviews

This movie should have been a big-budget, all-star Hollywood hit, with every A-list star donating their salary to Flint, Michigan. It should have been another Erin Brockovich, reducing the audience to tears and making those with healthy water grateful for their basic human right. It should not have been a cheesy tv movie with only one well-known name in the credits. It was insulting that the story felt compelled to focus on two white women "saving the day" with two black "sidekicks", when the demographics of Flint is predominantly black. Would no one care about the story if the main leads were two black families?

While I was looking forward to this movie because of the subject matter, I also wanted to see Queen Latifah. She was one of the producers and got the "and" in the credits, but she was hardly in the movie. Why did she want to portray an elderly woman with a cane? She's far too young and pretty for that role. The actual leads in the film lack the talent and screen presence to carry it. The script is patronizing, lacking in depth, and full of clichés. An angry woman storms into the mayor's office demanding to be seen. A water shortage in the grocery store is the background for a coincidental meet-up of the leads who happened to be shopping at the same time. One woman decides to move out of Flint, and instead of being happy for her, her friend is rude and selfish. And why wouldn't the woman who works as a radio broadcaster use her publicity as a way to bring attention to the water problem? Why would the gluten-intolerant woman refuse to eat guacamole? Why would a family waste bottled water on a filled-up bath for their son during a water shortage, instead of insisting on sponge-baths for everyone?

I have a very good track record of Queen Latifah movies and have only seen two that I didn't like. Unfortunately, Flint makes number three. But she's still one of my favorites! I just didn't like this movie.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 October 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Toronto, Ontario, Canada See more »

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Stereo

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16:9 HD
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