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PG-13| 1 hr. 45 min.

Plot Summary
The continuing legacy of a long-ago, interracial love affair forms the backdrop for a tale of an extended Southern family's reunion at a funeral. Helms Boxer (Billy Dee Williams) is estranged from his family and does not want to return home, but his deceased sister (Rae Dawn Chong) had named him executor of her estate. The family grapples with issues of forgiveness and unrequited love in the wake of their loved one's death.

Cast: Billy Dee Williams , Zoe Saldana , Lesley Ann Warren , Hill Harper , Melissa De Sousa , Rae Dawn Chong , Gabrielle Union , David Clennon

Director: Jordan Walker-Pearlman

Genres: Drama

Distributor: The Bigger Picture

Constellation (2005)

Release Date: February 2nd, 2007|1 hr. 45 min.

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critic reviews ( 10 )
fan reviews ( 2 )
  • Writer-director Jordan Walker-Pearlman can't adequately handle either of his tasks: The script is as sappy as the direction is awkward. Fortunately, he was smart enough to enlist a cast of pros who can ably sidestep the project's many potholes. show more

  • Heavy-handedness prevails, with the schmaltzy original score as unconvincing as the script. An over-reliance on song, from pop to Puccini to Ellington to hip-hop, doesn't compensate for what's lacking in the storytelling. show more

  • There are effective scenes and powerful performances scattered among long sequences in which various members of the family gaze into space as they contemplate the burden of the past, walk aimlessly through Atlanta or have odd encounters with strangers. show more

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  • May 22, 2008 lindanwkrk
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    This movie about love and forgiveness depicts the South more realistically than most movies. The music seemed especially appropriate and greatly enhanced the experience. I felt that the director captured the feelings of the characters, and the actors conveyed so much with facial expressions that dialogue was unnecessary in some instances. I loved the movie!

  • May 22, 2008 maximumbaud
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    I got dragged to see this by the Missus - to my great surprise, I really enjoyed it. This is my first time writing a comment on a movie. It's funny and inspiring at the same time. I could actually see what was going on in people's minds. All the women in the theatre went nuts over the movie - probably half the guys too. It was great to see characters that behaved like REAL PEOPLE. I could see a little bit of myself in each one. I came out of the theatre feeling really good - doesn't happen very often. The silences are great - they really work. Highly recommend this to people.Goo see it!

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