A Raisin in the Sun
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A Raisin in the Sun
The Younger family strives to get out of their ghetto neighborhood on the south side of Chicago. When the patriarch of the family passes away and each family member is handed a slice of the insurance payoff, their escape finally seems possible. Each has a dream, each dream costs money, and each dream has a catch that threatens to tear the family apart.

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 83%

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"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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