Cast & Crew
Director : Charles Burnett
Producer : Thomas S. Byrnes, Caldecot Chubb, Darin Scott,
Screenwriter : Charles Burnett
Starring : Paul Butler, Devaughn Walter Nixon, Mary Alice, Regina King, Cory Curtis, Richard Brooks, Sheryl Lee Ralph, Carl Lumbly, Vonetta McGee, Paula Bellamy, Danny Glover,
Insanely overrated, Charles Burnett's slow and melancholy drama feels like a profile of the Deep South when it's really about a family of African-Americans in central L.A. The point of the film is beyond me, involving Danny Glover's visit to his extended family's home and the havoc his presence creates. Not a lot of sleeping, not a lot of anger. Unsatisfying, and ultimately an example of overwrought yet lazy filmmaking.