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Constellation

Release Date: February 2nd, 2007

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.

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Genres: Drama

Distributor: The Bigger Picture

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  • 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

  • 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

  • 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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