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R| 2 hr. 1 min.

Plot Summary
A reticent piano player, named Percival (André Benjamin), along with Rooster (Antwan A. Patton), his flamboyant lead performer and manager, struggle to keep their speakeasy, in the Prohibition-era South, out of the hands of gangsters who want to take it over.

Cast: André Benjamin , Antwan A. Patton , Paula Patton , Terrence Howard , Malinda Williams , Macy Gray , Ben Vereen , Ving Rhames

Director: Bryan Barber

Genres: Drama, Musical

Distributor: Universal Pictures

Idlewild (2006)

Release Date: August 25th, 2006|2 hr. 1 min.

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  • This oddball mix of "The Cotton Club" and "Six Feet Under" is a big, beautiful mess. But it offers the not-uninstructive spectacle of talented people stumbling over large and unwieldy ambitions. show more

  • If Idlewild had something beyond OutKast's songwriting, it would make a swell musical. show more

  • The music by Outkast is great, and the rowdy, randy en masse dance sequences are riveting. The story, however, is rather thin and lacks focus. show more

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