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Rachel "Nanny" Crosby
Ruben Santiago Jr.
Ruben Santiago Sr.
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Critic Reviews for Lackawanna Blues
Even in deep-pore close-ups, it's not stagey in the slightest; it's been crosscut to a Godfather-ly fare-thee-well, and there are some Orson Welles palm prints all over a snow-globe shot.January 23, 2018 | Full Review…
It's a wonderful lead performance.January 31, 2005
Quote not available.December 6, 2005 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
Everyone's efforts were sadly wasted.August 26, 2005 | Rating: 1.5/5
Bursting at the seams with talented performers, no one misses a beat, conjuring up an atmosphere so vivid, you can taste it.February 19, 2005 | Rating: 5/5 | Full Review…
An invigorating movie full of sexual energy.February 11, 2005 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…
Audience Reviews for Lackawanna Blues
Oct 09, 2010This movie has a lot of heart and makes me wish I had a "Nanny"!Sarah P Super Reviewer
Apr 29, 2009I LOVED this movie!! S. Epatha Merkerson was a great matriarch in this film, loved Macy Gray, loved everyone in this film!!Remi L Super Reviewer
Aug 05, 2006[font=Century Gothic]"Lackawanna Blues" is based on the autobiographical play by Ruben Santiago-Hudson about his experiences growing up an unorthodox childhood in a rooming house owned and ran by Rachel "Nanny" Crosby(S. Epatha Merkerson) in the fifties and sixties in a largely minority neighborhood in Lackawanna, New York. After Ruben's parents are unable to care for him, Nanny takes him in as she has so many other people.[/font] [font=Century Gothic][/font] [font=Century Gothic]"Lackawanna Blues" is an entertaining movie with a great cast including Delroy Lindo, Rosie Perez, Terrence Howard, Jimmy Smits, Louis Gossett, Jr and Jeffrey Wright. The film has a potent sense of time and place but it does seem a bit too nostalgiac towards segregation-era America.(The film points out that Nanny helped out the way the government would have if it worked properly.) [/font]Walter M Super Reviewer
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