A Raisin in the Sun (1961 Film Review)


Plot

A Raisin in the Sun is about a poor African-American family’s attempt to leave the horrible living conditions that they have been subjected to for ages.

Pros

Strong performances by Sidney Poitier and Diana Sands, as well as many other cast members. The story is interesting and it has aged well over the past 50 years.

Cons

Nothing stands out, though I have heard of and seen stronger performances done in other productions, so that did weigh on me as I watched this.

Fun Fact: The title is from the Langston Hughes poem, “Harlem (What Happens To A Dream Deferred?)”

 

 

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