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Blackbird

R| 1 hr. 42 min.

Plot Summary

Seventeen-year-old Randy (Julian Walker) tries very hard to be a good person. Since his father (Isaiah Washington) left, Randy takes care of his emotionally disturbed mother (Mo’Nique), and he’s the kind of friend all of his classmates can depend on. As strong as he seems on the outside, Randy is hiding a secret inner struggle and denial of his true self. It’s not until he opens himself up to love that he discovers that becoming a man means accepting who you really are.

Cast: Lindsay Seim , Isaiah Washington , Mo'Nique , Nicole Lovince , Terrell Tilford , Gary Leroi Gray , Kevin Allesee , Bill Pacer

Director: Patrik-Ian Polk

Genres: Drama

Blackbird (2014)

Release Date: April 24th, 2015|1 hr. 42 min.

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critic reviews ( 3 )
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  • An odd duck, a Southern melodrama that aspires to be a sensitive coming-of-age story, with some humor mixed in. Sometimes it doesn’t soar the way it should, though it remains engaging most of the way. show more

  • The film is, like its main character, too naïve to understand or, at least, to deploy the reparative powers of camp. show more

  • It can’t be faulted for its noble intentions. Like many an after-school special, however, it can be faulted in virtually every other department, including stilted performances, turgid dialogue, flat direction, and a general ignorance regarding human nature. show more

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