Lackawanna Blues (2005)
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as Rachel `Nanny' Crosby
as Ruben Santiago Jr. (as a man)
as Ruben Santiago Jr. (as a boy)
as Ruben Santiago Sr.
as Old Lem Taylor
as Dick Barrymore
as Shakey Winfield
as Otis McClanahan
as Mr. Luscious
as Freddie Cobbs
as Small Paul
as Miss Jadie
as Ulysses Fold
as Mrs. Carmichael
as Jimmy Lee
as Laura's mother
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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.
Bursting at the seams with talented performers, no one misses a beat, conjuring up an atmosphere so vivid, you can taste it.
Audience Reviews for Lackawanna Blues
This movie has a lot of heart and makes me wish I had a "Nanny"!
I LOVED this movie!! S. Epatha Merkerson was a great matriarch in this film, loved Macy Gray, loved everyone in this film!!
[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]
Lackawanna Blues Quotes
|Rachel 'Nanny' Crosby:||But you can't hurt me no more. I'm numb. Sometimes I look at you, don't even see you. You touch me and I don't feel you. But I can smell you and I know I'm alive. That stench ain't just some other woman's cheap perfume, it's your soul, Bill. Your rotten soul!|