It has often been said that mortals plan and the creator laughs.
In the 2001 movie, Heartbreakers, mother and daughter duo Max (Sigourney Weaver) and Page (Jennifer Love Hewitt) have the perfect con game down to a T. Max marries older and wealthier man and Page seduces them as her mother walks in on them. Max then demands a divorce and receives a tidy sum as a settlement. This continues on until they are caught by their own con game.
There are some movies that are merely ok. They are not terrible, but they are also not the greatest film to ever hit theaters. Heartbreakers is one of these movies. But that’s ok. Sometimes I want a movie that is a little dumb, a little predictable and a little naughty.
Sometimes, life presents us with a choice. We can either do what we need to do to survive or we can go for our dreams, no matter what the cost is.
In the 2008 TV movie A Raisin in the Sun (based on the award-winning play by Lorraine Hansberry), the Younger family is living in 1950’s Chicago, doing the best they can. Walter (Sean “Diddy” Combs) is barely making ends meet as a limo driver, but wants more out of life. His wife Ruth (Audra McDonald), in contrast to her husband, is satisfied with the direction her life has taken. Beneatha (Sanaa Lathan) is not only trying to become a doctor, but has to choose between two different men. While this is happening, Lena (Phylicia Rashad), the matriarch of the Younger family is waiting for an insurance check that could forever change the course of their lives.
A Raisin in the Sun made its debut nearly 60 years ago. Despite the fact that the play is 6 decades old, it is still as relevant today as it was in 1959. Not only the television movie an excellent adaptation, but Diddy surprised many with his acting abilities.