Mississippi Damned (2009)
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Critic Reviews for Mississippi Damned
Exceptionally fine performances elevate what could have been a pile-it-on melodrama into something deeper and more unsettling.
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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