A Raisin in the Sun
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.
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- Kenny Leon
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NRNot rated. This movie has not been rated by the MPAA.
English, FrenchClosed captioned
YesLanguage and sound
English: Dolby Digital 5.1Other features
Color; interactive menus; scene access; making-of featurette.
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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 kid and your family
- Not appropriate for kids of the age most likely to want to see it