Relative Stranger

 (54)6.51 h 29 minG
A former professional athlete returns home for the reading of his father's will. Through faith and the power of forgiveness, this shattered family picks up the pieces from their past.
Directors
Charles Burnett
Starring
Eriq La SalleCicely TysonMichael Beach
Genres
Drama
Subtitles
English [CC]
Audio languages
English

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Supporting actors
Michael MicheleCharles Burnett
Studio
LLP
Rating
G (General Audience)
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4.6 out of 5 stars

54 global ratings

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  4. 0% of reviews have 2 stars
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K. ReddickReviewed in the United States on February 11, 2011
4.0 out of 5 stars
Enjoyable cast and storyline overall. For intelligent viewing only.
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I was quite impressed with this DVD. It carried with it a great plot. Each actor in it was awesome. This is definitely not a low budget movie--even though you may not have ever heard of it before. A man abandons his wife after suffering an injury in football and while he is away, his wife takes up a new relationship with her husbands brother. When he receives notification that his father has passed away, he returns back home to face not only the death, but his wife with his brother now, his mother who always has and continues to carry a soft place in her heart for a son regardless, and two very intelligent children who have truly missed their dad. The plot thickens in every scene which makes this a brilliant watch. I thououghly enjoyed so much that I watched it twice back to back just to make certain that I didn't miss anything. It will leave you with pretty powerful thoughts surrounding family values, morals, ethics, children, marriage, a mothers love, and feelings of loss when you feel like all hope is gone.

This movie is highly recommended for a family going through changes of separation, hope, and anything surrounding judging
other family members.
7 people found this helpful
Avid ReaderReviewed in the United States on August 5, 2020
1.0 out of 5 stars
What a brother!
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It lost me with the relationship between the brother and ex-wife. Totally lost me.
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CurlyQGirly56Reviewed in the United States on February 4, 2020
5.0 out of 5 stars
Relative Stranger is a tearjerker.😭
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I love this heartwarming movie. It makes me cry while watching it😭.It was beautifully acted & I love Eriq LaSalle & Cicely Tyson. I have watched this movie 5 times. I would recommend this Relative Stranger to anyone who loves tearjerker movies. 😢
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JuleeReviewed in the United States on June 14, 2020
4.0 out of 5 stars
okay
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okay flick
CourtneyReviewed in the United States on March 18, 2013
5.0 out of 5 stars
Family
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An amazing story with an equally talented cast. The trinity of La Salle, Michelle, and Beach will always be classic. Cically Tyson is an acting queen!
keeta DReviewed in the United States on July 27, 2015
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Three Stars
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Purchased as a gift, have heard NO complaints yet. :)
Connie HeislerReviewed in the United States on September 19, 2014
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Five Stars
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Terrific story & so true to life. Excellent condition & quality. A++
Philip HarrisReviewed in the United States on October 23, 2015
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Four Stars
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love it
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