Mississippi Damned (2009)

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Once family's tragic cycle of abuse, addiction, and violence leaves three poor black siblings from rural Mississippi with a choice between confronting the curse that's plagued their family for generations, and succumbing to the grim fate that threatens to seal their legacy in this drama from first time feature filmmaker Tina Mabry.
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NR
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Drama
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Cast

Michael Hyatt
as Delores
Donna Biscoe
as Gloria
Jossie Thacker
as Charlie
Halle Brown
as Tamra Hobbs
Adam Clark
as Junior
DB Woodside
as Tyrone
Malcolm David Kelley
as Young Sammy
Kylee Russell
as Young Kari
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Critic Reviews for Mississippi Damned

All Critics (2) | Top Critics (1)

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Full Review… | February 22, 2012
Variety
Top Critic

Exceptionally fine performances elevate what could have been a pile-it-on melodrama into something deeper and more unsettling.

Full Review… | April 2, 2009
Philadelphia Inquirer
Top Critic

Unrelentingly grim...Despite some excellent performances, (the film) offers little that hasn't been shown or said before.

Full Review… | July 22, 2009
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Audience Reviews for Mississippi Damned

The acting in this was superb and powerful, and considering the director is fresh out of film school she did a great job on the set. However her story was just a giant mixing bowl of cliche themes-rape, murder, gambling, alcoholism, homosexuality, incest, poverty (just to name those in the first half). The title could've easily been changed to "Everybody Gets Raped" honestly. It's fine to have several rape scenes if each one is saying something the other rape scenes don't. But after the first 3 or 4 rapes in Mississippi Damned they lost their meaning and just made the movie way longer than it should have been. Also the movies message of "follow your dreams no matter what" has been done millions of times (and with a lot fewer kids getting raped). So will you get anything out of this movie you haven't seen before? No. But if you're not lower-class and black, it may help you understand the culture better.

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