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Spike Lee's semiautobiographical, 1994 film about the good and bad times for a Brooklyn family in the '70s has passion and nostalgic good feeling, but it is also a mess of random reflections and arbitrary storytelling. The centerpiece of the movie is a little girl (Zelda Harris) who views the ups and downs of her parents' experiences (mom and dad are played by Delroy Lindo and Alfre Woodard), and who navigates the life of her neighborhood. Lee tosses in a lot of '70s detail (watching The Partridge Family) and other diversions (Harris's journey through suburbia), but he has no master sensibility controlling the flow of it all. The film is more wearying than anything, although bright spots include Lindo's fine performance as a talented man suffering from irrelevance. --Tom Keogh

DVD Features

  • Color
  • Closed-captioned
  • Widescreen
  • Dolby

Cast

Alfre WoodardCarolyn Carmichael
Delroy LindoWoody Carmichael
David Patrick KellyTony Eyes/Jim
Zelda HarrisTroy
José ZúñigaTommy La La
Isaiah WashingtonVic
Ivelka ReyesJessica
Spike LeeSnuffy
Bokeem WoodbineRichard

  • Genre: Comedy Movies
  • Director: Spike Lee
  • Producer: Universal
  • Theatrical Release
    North AmericaMay 13, 1994
  • Ratings
    North AmericaPG-13
    Europe12
  • DVD Release
    North AmericaApr 1, 2003
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