• The Watsons Go to Birmingham (2013)

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Release Date: 2013

DVD Release Date: November 26th, 2013

PG|1 hr 30 min

Plot Summary
In 1963, a couple and their three children take a road trip to Birmingham, Ala., where history unfolds during the civil-rights movement.

Cast: Anika Noni Rose, David Alan Grier, Skai Jackson, Wood Harris, LaTanya Richardson, Pauletta Washington, Bryce Clyde Jenkins, Harrison Knight

Director: Kenny Leon

Genres: Drama

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  • Watsons Go to Birmingham is well-meaning to a fault and would play well as a teaching tool in elementary school classrooms. show more

  • While the film's tone may fit the kind of fuzzy warmth of most Hallmark Channel fare, it doesn't fit the tension and brutality of what African Americans experienced in Alabama in 1963. show more

  • The Watsons are a fine family to spend two hours with (Wood Harris is a particular stand-out as the jovial father), but a story that instead reveals more personal acts of heroism might have elevated its impact just that much further. show more

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