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Not Yet Rated| 1 hr. 28 min.

Plot Summary
Micah (Wyatt Cenac), a passionate social activist, meets affluent professional Joanne (Tracey Heggins) at a party. After getting drunk together, they have a one-night stand. The morning after begins uncomfortably, but eventually romantic feelings develop between Micah and Joanne. As they converse more deeply, they realize they are separated by an array of political and philosophical differences and must decide if these factors are more important than their budding relationship.

Cast: Wyatt Cenac , Tracey Heggins , Melissa Bisagni ,

Director: Barry Jenkins

Genres: Drama, Romance

Medicine for Melancholy (2008)

Release Date: January 30th, 2009|1 hr. 28 min.

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critic reviews ( 3 )
fan reviews ( 1 )
  • Under the subdued, dignified surface, this movie - about the 24 hours after a one-night stand - churns with a filmmaker's fascination and wonder, sadness and longing. show more

  • Cenac is witty and Heggins has a wary stillness, but the movie itself seems too shy to let them really engage each other. show more

  • The film does not lack for ambition both in terms of its themes and artistic design. Consequently, his (Jenkins) feature debut, while not flashy, shows promise. Clearly, here is a young filmmaker who wants to tell stories rather than deliver shocks and sensation. show more

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  • March 25, 2011 HI ROB
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    Love this movie it gave me some Medicine for my melancholy

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