by indieWIRE (January 15, 2008)

Based on the award-winning play by Lorraine Hansberry, “A Raisin in the Sun” is a film adapation of director Kenny Leon’s own recent Broadway revival of the play. “Raisin” follows the Younger family as they struggle in 1950s Chicago. When an insurance check changes that, each goes about spending the money differently, and the family balance is but to the test. Sundance’s John Cooper says “Raisin” has been elegantly transformed from stage to film by director Kenny Leon’s careful guidance and the performances of a talented and insightful cast. In their capable hands, this American classic reveals it is as timely and significant as ever.”

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