Kasi Lemmons directs Samuel L. Jackson, Jurnee Smollett and Debbi Morgan in this gothic melodrama where a young girl begins to suspect her father isn’t perfect.
A nice classy piece of drama effectively told from a child’s point of view. It is a fine cocktail of innocence, superstition and sex. Jackson puts in an attention grabbing turn as the hound dog good doctor. Jurnee Smollett exceeds expectations as the child performer in the protagonist’s role. Strong visuals.
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