This movie is primarily about black-white interracial dating along with a subplot tucked inside (read on). Director and screenplay writer Spike Lee uses a story about an African American male (played by actor Wesley Snipes) and a white (Italian American) female (depicted by actress Annabella Sciorra) who end up in a relationship, despite the fact that Snipes' character is married and the city that the couple lives in (New York) is racially segregated. There is no overbearing message here -- the movie seems to want to exist as a documentation of the fact that interracial couplings do happen despite society's misgivings, and seems to serve as a way for the uneducated viewer as a way to humanize such relationships. The subplot tells a story that shows the two very different lives lead Snipes' character when he has to take care of his drug-addicted brother. The film shows that this is a burden on Snipes' character, but is something that still is a part of him no matter how successful he is, and frames his outlook on life as well.
Wesley Snipes, Annabella Sciorra, Ossie Davis, Ruby Dee
African American, Italian American, interracial, race, adult
18 - 100 Category:
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