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Release Date: February 2nd, 2007

DVD Release Date: May 22nd, 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.

Cast: Billy Dee Williams, Zoe Saldana, Lesley Ann Warren, Hill Harper, Melissa De Sousa, Rae Dawn Chong, Gabrielle Union, David Clennon

Director: Jordan Walker-Pearlman

Genres: Drama

Production Co: DAWA Movies, Encounter Studios

Distributors: The Bigger Picture

Keywords: Brother, Brooding, Daughter, Touching, Soldier, 1990s, Transformation, Wife, Forbidden love, Husband, 1950s, Hotel

Ratings & Reviews

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  • 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

  • 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

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