R | | Drama, War
Two men return home from World War II to work on a farm in rural Mississippi, where they struggle to deal with racism and adjusting to life after war.
Mary J. Blige had an Aunt who was very much like her character Florence, who had worked for (and raised a bunch of kids in) a white family who loved her. Additionally, the experiences of her grandmother helped her in playing the role.
You better get a hurry along. We ain't gonna make it.
Henry McAllan: Oh, we will. We have to.
Henry McAllan: Take a break. Come on. My turn.
Jamie McAllan: "We will. We have to."
Jamie McAllan: That was my brother, Henry. Absolutely certain whatever he wanted to happen would.
When Jamie comes home from the war, a package of Lucky Strike "Green" is visible on the table. Lucky's packaging was switched to white in 1942; even in the middle of nowhere, there's no way a three-year-old package of cigarettes would not have been consumed, especially with rationing.