A rich man's wife finds she has a bad prenuptial agreement with an even worse husband. Over drinks with a stranger, she fantasizes about doing her husband in to void the prenupt. The ... See full summary »
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A plantation owner's son falls in love with a slave named Easter and together they have a Mixed race daughter named Queen. As Queen grows up, she faces the struggle of trying to fit into ... See full summary »
A drama centered on a go-go dancer with multiple personality disorder who struggles to remain her true self and begins working with a psychotherapist to uncover the mystery of the inner ghosts that haunt her.
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An African-American baby, abandoned by his crack addicted mother is adopted by a white social worker and her husband. Several years later, the baby's mother finds out her son is not dead, as she thought before and goes to court to get him back. Written by
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In between takes, a make-up girl accidentally scratched Halle Berry's corneas while applying eye drops, resulting in lots of pain, and missed work for Halle. See more »
Khaila could not have known that Isaiah "liked to play with blocks", since she had not had him with her while he was growing up from infancy, and he'd always just sullenly moped around whenever he was at her apartment and never wanted to play or interact with the other children at day-care, so Khaila would never have seen Isaiah when he was truly just "at play" and thus learned what toys were his favorites. See more »
Any animal can give birth. That doesn't make it a mother.
Are you calling me an animal? If you think you're going to just take my baby from me like some puppy from a pound, you got another thing coming, lady!
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An Emotionally Evocative Film Experience Despite the Cop Out Ending....
LOSING ISAIAH is a moving and well-acted drama that takes a hot-button
issue to an emotionally manipulative level but will involve you to the
point of taking sides. Halle Berry plays a crack addict who, one night
desperate to get high, leaves her newborn baby in a pile of garbage and
when she returns after her mission, finds the baby gone. The baby is
rescued and is eventually taken home and raised by a sensitive social
worker (Jessica Lange) who decides to raise and adopt the hyper-active,
crack-addicted baby as her own. In the meantime, Berry gets clean,
wants her baby back and takes Lange to court to regain custody of her
son. This is an involving story that provides a balanced account of an
emotional issue and if you're really paying attention, you will find
your alliance with the protagonists in this story switching from time
to time. Lange is solid, as always, and Halle Berry works hard at being
convincing as a reformed junkie. Strong support is provided by Samuel
L. Jackson and LaWanda Richardson (the real-life spouse of Jackson)as
Lange and Berry's attorneys, David Straithern as Lang'es husband, and
Daisy Prince as Lange's daughter. No matter how hard you try to remain
neutral, this film will suck you in and find you taking sides.
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