A Raisin in the Sun

2008 NR 2h 11m DVD

A Raisin in the Sun

2008 NR 2h 11m DVD
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In a crumbling Chicago tenement, a strong-willed widow and her grown children struggle to scratch out a living -- until a $10,000 life insurance check arrives. Before long, all the family members begin making their own plans for the money.
Sean "P. Diddy" Combs, Sanaa Lathan, Audra McDonald, Phylicia Rashad, Justin Martin, Bill Nunn, David Oyelowo, Ron C. Jones, Sean Patrick Thomas, John Stamos
Kenny Leon
Widescreen 1.78:1
English, French
English: Dolby Digital 5.1
NR - Not rated. This movie has not been rated by the MPAA.
age 12+
Common Sense rating OK for kids 12+
age 12+

Common Sense Note

Parents need to know that this movie -- which is based on the landmark play by Lorraine Hansberry -- deals with racism in a very honest, often painful way. Mature topics and themes include abortion and poverty; one African-American character demeans himself by playing into white stereotypes of African-Americans and uses the "N" word, but it's understandable within the context of the story. The central family members don't always agree, but in the end they're all working for a better life. Aside from the complex subject matter, the movie has very little iffy content, making it an excellent choice for watching with older tweens and teens.

Sexual Content

In one scene, Walter tries to stroke his wife's breast during an intimate moment.


Family members don't always agree, but they don't get violent.


Walter says the "N" word once.

Social Behavior

Deals with overcoming obstacles of racism in a very honest, often painful way. Other issues include stereotypes, poverty, and the possibility of abortion; all are dealt with in a thoughtful, realistic way.


Not applicable

Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol

Not applicable

  • Age appropriate
  • Not an issue
  • Depends on your child and your family
  • Parents strongly cautioned
  • Not appropriate for kids of the age

This information for parents is provided by Common Sense Media, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving kids' media lives.

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