Watch: A Raisin in the Sun 2008 123movies, Full Movie Online – After moving to Chicago’s South Side in the 1950s, a black family struggles to deal with poverty, racism, and inner conflict as they strive for a better life. Adapted for the screen from Lorraine Hansberry’s play, this is a moving portrait of dreams deferred..
Plot: Dreams can make a life worth living, but they can also be dashed by bad decisions. This is the crossroads whare the Younger family find themselves when their father passes away and leaves them with $10,000 in life insurance money. Should they buy a new home for the family? Perhaps a liquor store? While no choice is easy, life on the South Side of Chicago in the 1950s is even harder.
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|6.6/10 Votes: 2,034|
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Kenny Leon’s SparkNotes Interpretation
After reading the Lorraine Hansberry play, one would expect this film to be a grand portrayal of a struggling black family in the 1950’s. What one gets is a poor adaptation of an amazing play. If Lorraine Hansberry were still alive, she’d kill over taking Sydney Poitier with her. The choice to have P. Diddy in the film in any capacity was a fluke, giving him the lead role was an even greater fluke clearly credited to an aneurysm. He completely overacted the role and made it hard to believe that this was based on Hensberry’s play. Let’s just face Sean Combs, you’re almost as bad at acting as you at dancing. And considering you’ve been doing the same move since the 90’s please stay off my screen. In addition to poorly casting what should’ve been the moving role of Walter Younger, Kenny Leon then apparently threw the play completely out the window and cast a far too old Sanaa Lathan to play Beneatha. Granted I believe Sanaa Lathan is a fine actress, she was too old to even be considered for the lively optimistic Beneatha. I spent half the movie asking why this grown woman was behaving like a child. The only commendable casting was Phylicia Rashad as Lena and Audra McDonald as Ruth. They were a beauty to watch and the only reason I didn’t give this film a 0 rating. Overall I’d only recommend watching this film if you want to see how NOT to perceive this play or if your cable goes out and this movie just so happens to be on your Netflix queue.
Original Language en
Runtime 2 hr 11 min (131 min)
Director Kenny Leon
Writer Paris Qualles, Lorraine Hansberry
Actors Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs, Sanaa Lathan, Audra McDonald
Country United States
Awards Nominated for 3 Primetime Emmys. 9 wins & 24 nominations total
Production Company N/A
Sound Mix Stereo
Aspect Ratio 1.33 : 1
Film Length N/A
Negative Format N/A
Cinematographic Process N/A
Printed Film Format N/A