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Title:   Claudine
Director:   John Berry
Year:   1974
Genre:   Soul Cinema
Times Seen:   1
Last Seen:   03.29.08

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Date Viewed Venue Note
03.29.08Netflix hey look at that! I saw a movie!

I've had this about a month - a holdover from Black history Month - and thought it would be another Education of Sonny Carson type of heavy socially consciouss film about the hardships of being a single mother. So I put it off for a long time and, as usual when that happens, after watching it I wish I would've seen it right away.

I liked it pretty good. Aside from a few scenes dealing with the flaws of the welfare system it was relatively light on the social polemic. Instead it's kind of a Marty-esque story of a single mother's romance with James Earl Jones the garbage man. Great performances by the actors, awesome music (performed by Gladys Knight and the pips, written and produced by Curtis Mayfield), and most importantly an authentic script. Pretty decent.
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