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Red Hook Summer (2012) Movie Information

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A young man is sent from his middle-class Atlanta neighborhood to spend the summer in Brooklyn with his deeply religious grandfather. When he is immediately set upon to be converted to the faith, and the shock of inner-city life sets in, he regrets the decision - but a chance meeting with a girl his age changes his outlook and help him understand life a little more. -- Chris Kavan

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At a point during this movie, I began to long for both a benediction, and the credits to float up, heavenward. I grew up in a Pentecostal church. I used to have to go to church on Monday (Purity Class), Tuesday (Bible Band), Wednesday (Adult Choir Rehearsal), Friday (Friday Night Service), Saturday (Sunshine Band Choir Rehearsal), and Sunday (9am Sunday School, 11am Sunday Service, 6pm Y.P.W.W, and 7pm Evening Service). So for most of this movie I felt like I was in a long, drawn out, church service-with all of the uncomfortable, psychologically confusing, fire and brimstone imagery, and soul stirring music (Notably Jonathan Batiste plays Da Organist T.K. Hazelton) I was accustomed to as a kid. Colman Domingo’s fiery performance as adult Blessing Rowe was no doubt a show stopper, liter...

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