Black, White and Blues Poster

Release Date: August 26th, 2011

PG-13|1 hr 31 min

Plot Summary
A stranger (Michael Clarke Duncan) has personal reasons for helping a would-be musician (Morgan Simpson) overcome his stage fright and get his career back on track.

Cast: Michael Clarke Duncan, Morgan Simpson, Kiele Sanchez, Tom Skerritt, Taryn Manning, Luke Perry, Melvin Van Peebles, Catherine McGoohan

Director: Mario Van Peebles

Genres: Drama

Distributors: Freestyle Releasing LLC

Ratings & Reviews

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  • As the film's central focal point, Simpson (who also co-wrote the script) is an awful zero – you could hardly imagine a more uncharismatic lead – and his embarrassing swings at big emotion in the climax prove the final blow to a film already hobbled by mawkishness. show more

  • Ripples with the emotions and the saddened circumstances of those gallant and talented folks who sing the blues. show more

  • A message movie that struggles mightily to make an impact but never comes close to capturing the gritty realism on which any blues singer builds his career. show more

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