Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Constellation (2005)

How bad is it? Great actors are given nothing to do.
Should you see it? Tough call. Yes, if it's the type of film you tend to watch (which is no one who reads this blog).

Plot: a man decides whether or not to attend a funeral - for two hours. Writer/director/producer Walker-Perlman fails as writer (nothing happens) and director (nothing happens slowly), but has managed to get a tremendous cast: Gabrielle Union, Billy Dee Williams, Lesley Ann Warren, Hill Harper, Zoe Saldana, Rae Dawn Chong - and there's even a Carradine (Robert's daughter Ever)! The film attempts to tackle some big issues surrounding biracial couples, but never quite does. This won awards at Urbanworld Film Festival, Roxbury Intl. Film Festival and the Black Reel Awards, so somebody liked it, but no one I know did.

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