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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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  • As a work of art, the movie is merely on the bright side of OK. But as a vehicle for an emerging star, as a platform to show one actress in a variety of modes and moods, within a sympathetic and glamorous context, it couldn’t be better. show more

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