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Adult Written bywonder dove January 25, 2010

Very emotional...

One of my favorite movies! It's extremely emotional & intense, but realistic which is refreshing. Dakota Fanning is excellent. I love Alicia Keys! I think the storyline is too powerful for young ones, the violence bothered me somewhat & the journey to find more about her mother was very sad & depressing. The whole concept of race/racism was a lot to breathe in but that's why this film is so great. Even older adults will cry, so make sure you have extra kleenex around! I rate this 5/5 stars.
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Parent of a 20 year old Written byluvgoodshows November 2, 2008

This movie made me cry!

Despite the violence and other elements already mentioned in Common Sense's review, I thought this movie was very good. I think the message behind this film is very relevant; we all have a past, which can be terrible and frightening, but our friends and loved ones can be a great source of comfort to us. Also, racism still exists today in some areas. African Americans have not always had the right to vote and other rights today. We have to remember that.
Parent Written byGreat Movie September 22, 2011

Great Movie with a great sense of reality