Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
Actors: Jeffrey Wright, Zoe Saldana, Melvin Van Peebles, Michael B. Jordan, LaTanya Richardson
Director: Jerry LaMothe
In summer 2003, America experienced the largest blackout in its history--widely reported as peaceful. But in Brooklyn's forgotten East Flatbush neighborhood, mayhem unfolded when the power shut down. This is the untold sto... more »
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I was pleasently surprised
Shannon Morris | aTLANTA, ga | 10/03/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Blackout turned out to be a solid movie experience. I popped it in my DVD player, expecting low budget type quality and painful acting. To my surprise, I was glued to the TV and found myself shedding a tear or two in some parts. If you are into Sci-Fi, this movie is an urban reminiscent of the Twilight Zone's Monsters Are Due on Maple Street. That's the most I can give you without completely giving away the plot.
To the reviewer who said that this movie was doing too much in too little time, I totally disagree. The acting was very engaging from the start, and very similar to the movie Crash in terms of numerous subplots with the characters. However, it was easy to follow and highly relatable, especially if you are a native New Yorker. Watch the movie!!"
Another gem that might get lost under big budget film market
Vickie Beene Beavers | Atlanta, Ga. United States | 03/16/2008
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Fortunately I wasn't living in any of the cities that were affected by the Blackout in 2003 and after watching this film, I am most thankful. I always wondered how volatile things actually were in certain cities and as with any crisis, situations bring out the best and worst of people. Blackout's well-written script and characterization of the community really provided a 'true-to-life' story of the 7 state blackout of 2003. But then again, any production that includes such talented actors as Jeffrey Wright, veterans Melvin Van Pebbles, LaTanya Richardson and Saul Rubinek would predictably see honest portrayals of native New Yorkers. However, each actor in this indie production certainly carried their weight resulting in a well-crafted movie that offers a convincing tale to an otherwise brief dark sport in U.S. city."