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The Day Shall Come (2019)

Unrated | | Comedy, Crime | 27 September 2019 (USA)
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An impoverished preacher who brings hope to the Miami projects is offered cash to save his family from eviction. He has no idea his sponsor works for the FBI who plan to turn him into a criminal by fueling his madcap revolutionary dreams.

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Christopher Morris (as Chris Morris)

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Jesse Armstrong, Sean Gray (additional material by) | 2 more credits »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Andrel McPherson ... Farmer Afrika
Miles Robbins ... Josh
Marchánt Davis ... Moses
Anna Kendrick ... Kendra Glack
Kayvan Novak ... Reza
Malcolm M. Mays ... Farmer X (as Malcom Mays)
Calah Lane ... Rosa
Curtiss Cook Jr. ... Evangeliste
Danielle Brooks ... Venus
Denis O'Hare ... Andy Mudd
Adam David Thompson ... Stevie Book
James Adomian ... Chief Settmonk
Michael Braun ... Richard Signal
Mousa Kraish ... Malik
Pej Vahdat ... Nura
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In this absurdist dark political satire, a somewhat nutty and naive impoverished African American preacher, who along with his worried family and a small group of followers wishes to bring hope to the Miami projects by preaching about his own version of God based on the liberation theology and African nationalism, is forced by a nefarious character to agree to an arms deal in order to save his family from eviction and possibly start his revolution for real. What the preacher doesn't realize is that he has become a target of a complex false flag operation by the FBI to first turn him into a terrorist and then arrest him and score points in the U.S.'s war on terror. However, what the FBI does not realize is that, although a vocal revolutionary, the preacher is also a firm believer in pacifism, a loyal citizen and a very unpredictable character.

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A Comedy Based On a Hundred True Stories

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Comedy | Crime

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Andy Mudd: Watch for the nice ones Kendra, they get under your skin and then the next thing you know The Statue of Liberty is wearing a burka and we've beheaded Bruce Springsteen.
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An 8 for what could have been
1 October 2019 | by stephyr-88256See all my reviews

We often see this type of misfire in horror (an horror movie that takes itself seriously but would have done better by embracing its absurdity or the opposite, a movie that jokes which kills the much needed tension.)

I will not spoil anything, but I believe there was something in this movie, something under the absurdity and a story to tell. Anna Kendrick did a wonderful job as usual, she is just a gem. But point remains that this movie hesitated before the jump and fell in-between. A good comedy of that genre requires one of the two, someone who takes things seriously while others don't, or someone who doesn't take things seriously while others do. We need a contrast, this movie should have been more grounded.

It's funny, it's good, but it could have had an 8 out of 10. I give it the 8 out of 10 because I am pretty sure most people won't discuss the potential it had on here and just bash.

Again, there is something in this movie, it's just not fleshed out properly.


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Language:

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Release Date:

27 September 2019 (USA) See more »

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Filming Locations:

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Opening Weekend USA:

$14,854, 29 September 2019

Gross USA:

$26,972

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$543,993
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