A young African-American living in Chicago enters into a seductive new world of money and power after he is hired as a chauffeur for an affluent businessman.

Director:

Rashid Johnson

Writers:

Suzan-Lori Parks (adaptation), Richard Wright (based on the novel by)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Ashton Sanders ... Bigger Thomas
Margaret Qualley ... Mary Dalton
Nick Robinson ... Jan
KiKi Layne ... Bessie
Bill Camp ... Mr. Dalton
Sanaa Lathan ... Trudy Thomas
Elizabeth Marvel ... Mrs. Dalton
David Alan Grier ... Marty
Lamar Johnson ... Jackson
Jerod Haynes ... Gus
Aaron Moten ... Tony (as Aaron Clifton Moten)
Stephen McKinley Henderson ... Mr. Green (as Stephen Henderson)
Barbara Sukowa ... Peggy
Judae'a ... Vera (as Judaea Brown)
Jaedyn Lane Jaedyn Lane ... Jasmine
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A young African-American living in Chicago enters into a seductive new world of money and power after he is hired as a chauffeur for an affluent businessman.

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Drama

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TV-MA | See all certifications »

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In the movie, American History X, Derek us reading the book as an assignment. See more »

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Remake of Native Son (1951) See more »

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Not the movie I thought it would be
15 September 2019 | by grella713See all my reviews

To make things clear, I've never read the book nor did I even know this book existed until after the movie. This movie attracted me when I saw the cover, Bigger wearing a Punk Rock leather jacket, me being in the punk scene got really excited that I found a new movie about a Punk rocker.

The movie started out great, I loved the characters, I felt look I could relate to him, this movie felt pretty awesome. Then things got uncomfortable, if you seen the movie, you know what I'm talking about. What??? I was yelling at the TV (I never yell nor talk to the TV), this movie made me yell at the TV. At first I was feeling for him, I understood he was in an awkward position and didn't want to be fired from his job, but man, what happened afterwards, wtf??? The rest of the movie I was uncomfortable, yet, I couldn't stop watching.

Anyways, definitely not the movie I expected turn out to be. At first he was rocking out to Minor Threat and Dead Kennedys. I was hoping it would stay as a movie about a guy and his every day struggle because people just assumed his life when he wasn't the type of person to fit the stereotype of the modern black guy and then progress from there, but oh no it wasn't. It was a big bag of something else.

Screw it, I'm making my own movie that matches more of something that I wanted this so badly to be.


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Country:

USA

Release Date:

6 April 2019 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Native Son See more »

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