Saturday, October 20, 2007

Soul Food

I watched this movie for sociological reasons than aesthetic ones, and it fulfilled those goals: articulating black family culture in terms of roles, food, jobs, matriarchy, upward mobility and overdetermined societal obstacles. The performances were solid, the art direction was beautiful, but the script was so trite and the music so sentimental that I was constantly being bumped away from the good things that were happening on screen.

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