Home (2005)



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A single mother struggling to raise her six children while simultaneously qualifying for home ownership receives a helping hand from a former fashion industry executive-turned-community activist in filmmaker Jeffrey M. Togman's though-provoking meditation on the future of urban America. Sheree Farmer lives with her six children on a dead-end Newark street controlled by gangs. Though she longs to escape her violent surroundings, a fight with her daughter Jalishah while working to qualify for a mortgage causes Sheree to lose custody of the young girl to her abusive ex-husband Larry - a violent ex-con and former drug-addict who mercilessly battered Sheree over the course of the couple's tumultuous fifteen-year marriage. Now threatened with the prospect of jail time for hitting her daughter and doubtful that she will be able to meet the rigorous demands required to become a homeowner, Sheree attempts to claim her stake on the American dream while all the while challenging the contemporary views of race and class.

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You've probably been to parties like this, even if you wish you hadn't: languid all-nighters filled with vaguely recognizable music and vaguely employed artists.

Sep 19, 2006 | Rating: 2.5/5 | Full Review…

There's nothing especially new or interesting about the guests, the party or the movie.

Sep 19, 2006 | Rating: 2/4

By the final fade-out, there have been only two or three resolutions, positive or negative, to the erotic and emotional alliances made during the party itself; the rest is mere flirting and self-promotion.

Sep 19, 2006
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It's all terribly self-referential.

Sep 19, 2006 | Full Review…

Watching their petty dramas unfold is remarkably like being a fly on the wall at a get-together that goes on too long but yields a couple of priceless anecdotes that make the experience seem worthwhile -- at least in the retelling.

Sep 19, 2006 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…

An intimate, intoxicating chamber piece.

Sep 19, 2006 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

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