Adenike and Ayodele, a Nigerian couple living in Brooklyn, are having trouble conceiving a child - a problem that defies cultural expectations and leads Adenike to make a shocking decision that could either save or destroy her family.
Isaach De Bankolé,
In Brooklyn, New York, Kyra (Michelle Pfeiffer) loses her job and struggles to survive on her ailing mother's income. As the weeks and months go on, her problems worsen. This leads her on a risky and enigmatic path that threatens her life.
When her husband is sentenced to eight years in prison, Ruby drops out of medical school in order to focus on her husband's well-being while he's incarcerated - leading her on a journey of self-discovery in the process.
"How the city attracts all types and how the unwary must suffer from ignorance of its ways." - Cyprian Ekwensi
Hello. My name is Djibril. Djibril Sy. I am 21 years old. I'm from Senegal. Dakar. Right now Harlem, New York is where I live. One day will come where my child could be President. I will tell them at birth to be truthful, to follow the right path, and then the day may come that they could be a leader of this nation. What path should I take? The only path I know is music.
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Beautifully woven kaleidoscope of a story. Very touching but also heart-breaking. Enjoyable by anyone that likes to be taken on a journey through a character's life in a way so realistic you are sure it is reality. There are moments that made me squeal with delight as characters finally had the courage to say and do what was in their hearts. This film is the first time a bed scene actually made me cry a little. The overall effect of the film is very memorable and familiar to almost anyone. There were other scenes that were upsetting as well and left me feeling as if something left incomplete. If you believe in love-at-first-sight isn't always a fairy-tale, or even if you don't, then some of that waits for anyone who finds this film.
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