A Raisin in the Sun Poster

Release Date: 2008

DVD Release Date: May 13th, 2008

Not Yet Rated|2 hr 11 min

Plot Summary
Lena Younger (Phylicia Rashad) receives a settlement from her husband's life insurance policy and then must decide what to do with the money. She wants to move out of their apartment into a house in a more genteel neighborhood. Her eldest son, Walter (Sean Combs), aspires to be an entrepreneur. Daughter Beneatha (Sanaa Lathan) hopes to go to medical school. Though their aspirations collide, they try to find a way to retain their family's cohesion.

Cast: Diddy , Phylicia Rashad, Audra McDonald, Sanaa Lathan, John Stamos, Justin Martin, Sean Patrick Thomas, David Oyelowo

Director: Kenny Leon

Genres: Drama

Production Co: Storyline Entertainment, Sony Pictures Television

Keywords: Moving, Sacrifice, Family, 1950s, Engaging, Daughter, Emotional, Mother, Son, Rise


Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2009)
Nominated Best Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television
Nominated Outstanding Made-for-Television Movie
Nominated Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or Movie
Nominated Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie