Hope & Redemption: The Lena Baker Story

2008

Crime / Drama

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IMDb Rating 5.7

Synopsis


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1.95G
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100 min
P/S 41 / 40
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100 min
P/S 26 / 31

Movie Reviews

Reviewed by alisoncolegrooveq 4

Here&#39;s a second, more sober and realistic review.<br/><br/>This film has a very made-for-TV quality, and despite a decent cast, the acting and script is quite plain and corny..<br/><br/>.the music in particular is very hammy in some scenes (clearly the producers and directors thought gospel singing throughout quiet dialog scenes was required to INSTRUCT the audience how to feel - a mark of poorly executed drama). The music cues are horribly instructive and rob most of the scenes of genuine depth.<br/><br/>It&#39;s always a shame when a worthwhile story is told so poorly, but this reeks of misconceived earnest intentions. You feel the desperation of the creators to elicit emotion, but it&#39;s so bogged down in contrived melodrama it misfires completely and will greatly disappoint anyone looking for an insightful racial drama.<br/><br/>That IMDb score needs to come down a bit closer to reality..it&#39;s no Oscar material, that is most certain.

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Reviewed by selnelkea 10

From the perspective of a Christian, I loved the gospel music so much that I felt that the music complimented the movie even more. I am a gospel lover and I would like to know if there is a soundtrack? I also feel that the significance of this movie was missed by some viewers. The church setting and God-Lovers who had no choice but to be disposed to Satan driven sin (rape, alcohol, sex slavery, lying, fornication, murder, racial hatred, lynchings, lust and everything else that is wrong with this world) are all in the Bible and the story line a (real-life movie) of what our ancestors endured during those times were just as real as the nose on our faces. Gospel music - in my opinion- is an expression of God&#39;s Holy Bible and how Christians should live their lives. I cried when I saw how our ancestors were treated (like garbage) and the gospel music made it that much reality. Please, Please, produce more movies like this with gospel music. Back in the slavery era, God&#39;s Church and gospel music was the only &quot;Peace of mind&quot; that our ancestors had from those who were obviously &quot;satan-deceived.&quot; Keep up the excellent work of the truth. Please do not &quot;sugar coat&quot; how things were, if the gospel music had not been added to this story line, especially since this is how it really was, then you would be short-changing Black History and the History of Gospel Music.<br/><br/>A God - Loving Black Woman who Loves her Gospel Music!

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