A Raisin in the Sun 2008

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A Raisin in the Sun ★★½ 2008

The leads reprise their roles from the 2004 Broadway revival of Lorraine Hansberry's 1959 play. The Youngers live in a crowded Chicago tenement: mother Lena (Rashad) is a maid, daughter Beneatha (Lathan) is attending college, and son Walter (Combs) is a chauffeur with a longsuffering wife, Ruth (McDonald), and young son, Travis (Martin). When Lena receives a substantial insurance check, she decides to use the money to buy a house in a nice middleclass—and white—neighborhood. Walter wants to spend the money to open a family business, a liquor store, but Lena disapproves. 87m/C DVD . Phylicia Rashad, Sean (Puffy, Puff Daddy, P. Diddy) Combs, Audra McDonald, Sanaa Lathan, Justin Martin, Sean Patrick Thomas, David Oyelowo, John Stamos, Bill Nunn; D: Kenny Leon; W: Paris Qualles; C: Ivan Strasburg; M: Mervyn Warren; Nar: Morgan Freeman. TV

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