A Raisin in the Sun
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A Raisin in the Sun
Sean Combs, Phylicia Rashad, Audra McDonald, Sanaa Lathan, and John Stamos all return to reprise the roles they originally played on Broadway in this made for television take on Lorraine Hansbury's timeless play about a 1950s-era Chicago family longing for a better life. Walter Lee has died, and now his widow Lena Younger (Rashad) is about to receive a $10,000 check from her late-husband's insurance company. Everyone in the family dreams about the ways their lives will be changed with the arrival of the money, family matriarch Lena - who longs to retire from her job as a domestic… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 83%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"No one will mistake this well-produced but inevitably dialogue-driven piece for pure cinema, but Leon and adapter Paris Qualles open up the play just enough to avoid the usual stage-to-screen claustrophobia."
‑ Dennis Harvey, Variety
"An African-American classic every bit as relevant today as when it was first staged."
‑ Kam Williams, NewsBlaze
"Thoughtful, play-based drama examines racism."
‑ Anne Louise Bannon, Common Sense Media
"A Raisin in the Sun isn't bad... for a TV MOVIE."
‑ Jessica Baxter, Film Threat
"A quintessentially American play, revisited...this one has towering performances from Rashad and McDonald."
‑ Peter Canavese, Groucho Reviews
"A Raisin in the Sun is a perfectly serviceable television adaptation of the recent Broadway revival of Lorraine Hansbury's classic 1959 play, but why it got a press screening at the Sundance Film Festival is difficult to say."
‑ Ray Greene, Boxoffice Magazine
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