Wednesday, January 23, 2008

The Great Debaters, movie review

I've been meaning to express how much i enjoyed the film, "The Great Debaters" produced by Oprah Winfrey's Harpo Productions. Although none of the actors received any Oscar nominations, the cast did an incredible job expressing what it must've been like to be a black debate team living in Texas in the 1930's, and evoking emotion into the audience. African Americans were free at that time but still openly disrespected. It's an incredible, thoughtful movie with some powerful and heartfelt scenes. I won't spoil it too much for you...just go watch it before it leaves the theaters!

Wonderful performances by: Jurnee Smollett who plays Ruth, and new-comers Nate Parker who plays Henry and Denzel Whitaker who plays James (Forest Whitaker's son). We already know that Denzel W. and Forest W. did a smash up job! Great casting for this one Hollywood!

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