The Long Walk Home (1990)

PG   |    |  Drama, History


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Two women, black and white, in 1955 Montgomery Alabama, must decide what they are going to do in response to the famous bus boycott led by Martin Luther King.


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1 August 2006 | dasnyder4325
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| Worth a lot
I forget when I saw the film or where, but it stayed with me. I really feel the film never got its appropriate praise or fan fair, but maybe some films are meant to be discovered by people as hidden gems and aren't meant to be touted as classics. Though I feel this one is.

I felt that Whoopi Goldberg and Sissy Spacek were the cornerstones of the film and deepened the work by providing three dimensional characters that had more to do than just worry about a cause. They had lives to lead and families to raise and the film focuses on their daily living and how they lived it with this larger situation going on around them.

This choice of direction brings us into the story much quicker because it focuses on the people and the impact the situation has on them.

What stays with me is the subtlety and how small gestures can have a great impact.

My favorite movies are about people. Real people interest me more than perfect people. This movie kept me interested.

I bought this film on clearance and when I saw the $7.99 price tag I thought to myself - 'This is worth so much more' And it is!

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