A Raisin in the Sun
Sidney Poitier and Ruby Dee shine in this film version of Lorraine Hansberry's play about an inner-city black family. Poitier plays Walter Lee Younger, a chauffeur with a wife (Dee) and family to support. When a financial windfall puts Younger's dream of starting his own business within reach, the family is plunged into conflict with one another and with the intolerant world around them.
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URUnrated. This movie has not been rated by the MPAA.
Widescreen 1.85:1, Pan-and-Scan 1.33:1Subtitles
Korean, Chinese Simplified, Thai, Portuguese, Spanish (Neutral), EnglishClosed captioned
NoLanguage and sound
English: Dolby Digital MonoOther features
interactive menus, scene access, production notes, enhanced for 16x9 TVs , trailer(s) , cast and crew information.
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Common Sense Note
Parents need to know that kids will be exposed to the prevailing overt prejudices of the early 1960s, against both minorities and women. Walter, the main character drinks in despair. Also, kids might have a hard time warming up to the stark black and white cinematography, the dialogue-heavy scenes left mostly intact from the play, and the single set, the families' apartment. However, this is one of the earliest movies to feature an all-African American cast and it addresses themes that remain relevant today, including the struggles of minorities (and in some part women, too) to attain the "great American dream."
- Sexual Content
- Not applicable
- A slap in the face.
- Walter asks asks why college boys wear " those faggoty white shoes."
- Social Behavior
- Although they love each other, the family fights ferociously. Walter longs for a better life for himself, but even surrounded by three strong women, he is still the man of the family; he has final say in all decisions and believes women want little out of life for themselves.
- Not applicable
- Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol
- Walter drinks.
- 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