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Showing Roots

Showing Roots

Apr. 23, 2016 USA100 Min.
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Set in the year 1977, two women look to integrate their small town, inspired by the miniseries “Roots” as it hits the airwaves.

Showing Roots
Original titleShowing Roots
IMDb Rating6.5 39 votes

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  • phd_travelDecember 9, 2016Reply

    Meaningful and charming

    What a treat this TV movie turned out to be.

    It’s quite fascinating to see the effect in 1977 of the broadcast on TV
    of Roots on both black and white folk in a small Southern town. Good
    reminder how much prejudice there was in the 70s.

    Maggie Grace is just right for the role – her awkwardness and sweetness
    are perfect for the role of the simple good hearted hair dresser. Adam
    Brody plays her construction supervisor love interest. He’s a likable
    actor who should be on TV more. Elizabeth McGovern is quite droll as
    the bigoted scheming comically villain hairdresser. It’s great she gets
    to show another side from the rather bland Downton Abbey role. Good
    performance too from Uzo Aduba as Maggie’s black best friend and
    partner. She doesn’t overdo her black awareness. Cicely Tyson who was
    in the original Roots makes an appearance too.

    Watch this one – it’s a gem.

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