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To Sleep With Anger
African-American drifter Danny Glover shows up at the LA doorstep of his old pal Paul Butler. In the spirit of auld lang syne, Butler takes Glover in, though his wife (Mary Alice) is not happy with this intrusion. She already has enough on her hands contending with her grown live-in son Richard Brooks and his real-estate agent wife Sheryl Lee Ralph. Glover ingratiates himself by reminding family of their Southern roots; less positively, he drinks a great deal, brings suspicious-looking cronies into the household. When Butler suffers a stroke, Glover assumes charge of the house--whereupon his… More
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 75%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Burnett's acute and sensitive direction is free of hackneyed movie conventions; even something as simple as a hello is said differently from the way you've heard it in any other movie."
‑ Jonathan Rosenbaum, Chicago Reader
"A poetic and consistently surprising comedy-drama that is clearly a pet project for all its participants."
‑ Nick Davis, Nick's Flick Picks
"If Killer of Sheep is Burnett's masterpiece, this film, an odd combination of drama, comedy, and irony, well-acted by Danny Glover, is his most accessible picture."
‑ Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.Com
"Probes the value clashes in a middle-class Los Angeles black family"
‑ Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat, Spirituality and Practice
"An odd little movie -- and a bit too leisurely paced -- that was largely overlooked on its original release."
‑ Ken Hanke, Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
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