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A Raisin in the Sun
A Raisin in the Sun

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Manufacturer: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
Publisher: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
Starring: Sean Combs, Sanaa Lathan, Audra McDonald, Phylicia Rashad, Justin Martin
Directed By: Kenny Leon

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Product Description:
Aspect Ratio: 1.78:1
Audience Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Binding: DVD
Brand: COMBS,SEAN
EAN: 0043396249615
Feature: Factory sealed DVD
Format: Multiple Formats
Item Dimensions: Array
Label: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
Languages: Array
Manufacturer: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
Model: 3710631
MPN: CTR24961DVD
Number Of Discs: 1
Number Of Items: 1
Picture Format: Anamorphic Widescreen
Publication Date: 2010-09-21
Publisher: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
Region Code: 99
Release Date: 2008-05-13
Running Time: 131
Studio: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
Product Features:
Factory sealed DVD
Editorial Review:
Based on the play that inspired a generation, "A Raisin in the Sun" tells the story of a family living and struggling on Chicago's South Side in the 1950s. A fiercely moving portrait of people whose hopes and dreams are constantly deferred, "A Raisin in the Sun" was the first play written by an African American woman to be produced on Broadway. The classic, still-relevant story now will be showcased in this totally new television movie adaptation. Sean Combs reprises the role which brought him critical acclaim in the highly anticipated, special three-hour television movie adaptation of the award-winning Broadway revival. Joining him is the cast of the award-winning production, including Emmy and Tony Award winner Phylicia Rashad, four-time Tony Award winner Audra McDonald, Tony Award nominee Sanaa Lathan, plus "ER" star John Stamos.
Pride and poverty collide in this excellent television movie of the classic play A Raisin in the Sun. When Walter Younger (Sean Combs, a.k.a. P. Diddy), his wife Ruth (Audra McDonald, Private Practice), and his sister Beneatha (Sanaa Lathan, Something New) learn that their deceased father has left their mother Lena (Phylicia Rashad, The Cosby Show) with $10,000 in life insurance, their separate ideas of how to spend it threaten to pull the family apart. Lorraine Hansberry's passionate play ranks in the same tier as Death of a Salesman and Long Day's Journey Into Night. This version is taken from an acclaimed stage production, but the actors have expertly re-pitched their performances for the intimacy of the camera and the script has been subtly but effectively opened up to allow scenes to take place at multiple locations. Lathan, McDonald, and Rashad all deliver rich, multilayered performances; the casting of rapper Combs could have been a mere stunt, but though he lacks the chops of the powerhouse women, he acquits himself decently. Excellent supporting performances from Bill Nunn (Do the Right Thing) and John Stamos round out the cast. All in all, a rewarding adaptation of a play that continues to resonate with America's ongoing struggle with race. --Bret Fetzer
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