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A searing story of slavery's perpetual chains, Jonathan Demme's thoroughly respectable adaptation of Toni Morrison's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel will disappoint the book's admirers, even though it's nothing if not faithful: Many of the film's highlights come directly from the book. In 1873, former slave Sethe (Oprah Winfrey) and her daughter Denver (Kimberly...read more

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  • Released: 1998
  • Rating: R
  • Review: A searing story of slavery's perpetual chains, Jonathan Demme's thoroughly respectable adaptation of Toni Morrison's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel will disappoint the book's admirers, even though it's nothing if not faithful: Many of the film's highlights… (more)

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