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Blu-ray Review - Claudine


In the early 1970s, while producers were creating heroes (and antiheroes) out of black characters with violent pictures, 1974's "Claudine" emerged as a softer understanding of struggle and survival. Written by Tina and Lester Pine, the tale features a mother of six kids trying to find a way to support her family, deal with employment, and care for her own mental health as she embarks on a new relationship. "Claudine" strives to be lighter at times, hoping to charm viewers with bright personalities, but there's also a rawness to the endeavor, with stars Diahann Carroll and James Earl Jones using the opportunity to deliver outstanding performances that feel every inch of stress the Pines create. Read the rest at Blu-ray.com


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