• Idlewild (2006)

Idlewild

Release Date: August 25th, 2006

DVD Release Date: December 5th, 2006

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, Big Boi , Paula Patton, Terrence Howard, Malinda Williams, Macy Gray, Ben Vereen, Ving Rhames

Director: Bryan Barber

Genres: Drama , Musical

Production Co: HBO Films, Mosaic Media Group, Forensic Films

Distributors: Universal Pictures

Keywords: Wife, Emotional, Family, Love, Death, Cool, Quest

Ratings & Reviews

  • 75
    Chicago Tribune

    Aiding Barber is the terrific work of choreographer Hinton Battle, delivering a ferocious, contemporary update of swing and bridging the gap between quick-take MTV flash and the longer needs of cinematic dancing--a hybrid that works better here than in the frenetic, overrated "Chicago." show more

  • 63
    Rene RodriguezMiami Herald

    A mess, but an energetic, convivial mess. show more

  • 50
    Kirk HoneycuttThe Hollywood Reporter

    An entertaining mess. It blends together musical styles and dances, historical periods with howling anachronisms, coy, almost childish gimmicks with R-rated sex and violence. show more

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