Introducing Dorothy Dandridge

Movie review by Renee Longstreet, Common Sense Media
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Rise and fall of talented star documents racism, sexuality.

R 1999 115 minutes

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It is difficult to survive in this world without loving support surrounding you

A solid performance by Halle Berry about a woman who seemed ill prepared to a world that both desired her and rejected her. The film reveals it is very difficult to survive in a world where you do not have a loving supportive network with you to serve as a buffer for a world that seeks to devour you. How we all need protection and how our lives can take turns that are difficult to be released from. The film feels like a TV movie, but that does not mean it is not a compelling ride. Artistically the film may feel straightforward, but the budget was lush and the performances are heart felt.

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