Soul Food

Movie review by Barbara Shulgasser-Parker, Common Sense Media
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'90s family drama has language and sex.

R 1997 115 minutes

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all about enabling awful family members

This could've been a good movie, besides one subplot. Spoilers ahead: One of the sisters' husband cheats on her with a cousin. At the end of the movie, this cheater and the cheatassist are invited to the big family dinner. The victim is expected to just suck it up and tolerate their presence. She should've gotten a divorce and refused to have dinner with those two. A family that betrays people isn't a real family.

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