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A Raisin in the Sun
A Raisin in the Sun
Actors: Starletta DuPois, Lou Ferguson, John Fiedler, Danny Glover, Stephen Henderson
Director: Bill Duke
Genres: Drama, Kids & Family, Television
NR     2004     2hr 51min


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Actors: Starletta DuPois, Lou Ferguson, John Fiedler, Danny Glover, Stephen Henderson
Director: Bill Duke
Creators: Chiz Schultz, Jaki Brown, Robert Nemiroff, Samuel Paul, Toni Livingston, Lorraine Hansberry
Genres: Drama, Kids & Family, Television
Sub-Genres: Family Life, Family Films, Television
Format: DVD - Color - Closed-captioned
DVD Release Date: 03/09/2004
Original Release Date: 02/01/1989
Theatrical Release Date: 02/01/1989
Release Year: 2004
Run Time: 2hr 51min
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 8
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English
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Movie Reviews

The definitive version
Carl Smeller | Fort Worth, TX | 04/24/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I have seen this video more than ten times, and I have beenmoved to tears every single time. _A Raisin in the Sun_ is a greatplay, and this video gives you the closest possible experience to seeing the play performed live. A couple other reviewers ... found the acting dry and inferior. I'm dumbfounded by this reaction. Danny Glover and Esther Rolle are absolutely brilliant. By contrast, I found the 1961 version starring Sidney Poitier to be overly melodramatic in tone. When Poitier as Walter Lee breaks down, he raves like a lunatic. When Danny Glover breaks down, it's scary because he is so believable. As a college professor, I have shown this video to many classes and have always gotten good reactions. If you want to see a great production of one of the monuments of the American theater, I can't recommend this video highly enough."
Student speaks out
Beca | USA | 10/31/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I am a high school student who has read this play as an assignment in my english class. After we read the play, this movie was shown. Frankly, I thought the movie was fantastic. Everyone in my rambunctious class was silent because this movie was sssoooo good. While many say that Danny Glover is the best part of the movie, I think that the woman who plays Mama is far superior. She is exactly how I pictured Mama, with the right attitude to match. Although the movie is three hours long, it is worth seeing. This work is truly one of the best plays in period American literature."
3 Wonderful Hours in the Younger's Apartment
Daniel G. Secrest | Detroit, MI United States | 02/05/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This movie is almost 3 hours long and the only setting is inside one apartment. Amazingly, it is fantastic. It's like going to see a live play. The quality of the writing and the acting (especially Danny Glover) is enough to make the film supremely entertaining and uplifting."
Flawless performance by Danny Glover.
Daniel G. Secrest | 04/20/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)

"After having seen the play live as presented by the West Side Players, I was under the impression that I wasn't going to see a production that could match that. I was very wrong. I have always been impressed with Danny Glover's work; everything from And the Children Shall Lead to his latest performance in Beloved (he and Oprah were completely shafted by white corporate Hollywood by not receiving Oscar nominations). His performance as Walter Lee Younger, however, is by far his best work up to this point. When Hansberry's play first appeared on Broadway, it was revolutionary, and was acclaimed as being more than a play; her words were more than just dialogue. It is a work steeped with human drama, and Glover brings this drama through to the audience in a most heart-wrenching manner. A must-see for any lover of film or the theater."