A working class African American father struggles with raising his family in the changing times of the 1950s. Based on the play by August Wilson. Starring Denzel Washington, Viola Davis, Stephen Henderson
When watching this film, it is easy to see that it was originally written as a play. The long monologues and scene changes are very reminiscent of a stage play. This in no way detracts from the quality of either the story or the film. Davis gives the performance of a lifetime. I felt it to my soul, the anguish, the pain, the hurt, and her unquenchable will to go on. Washington is equally inspiring, portraying a man who has lost his dreams but continues to sacrifice and provide for his family. For these stellar performances alone, this film is worth a watch.