The Piano Lesson (TV Movie 1995)

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The Piano Lesson: Directed by Lloyd Richards. With Charles S. Dutton, Alfre Woodard, Carl Gordon, Tommy Hollis. An African-American family struggles to retain their heritage, in the form of a history told in the carvings on the family piano. Boy Willie wants to sell the piano and use the money to buy farmland, but sister Berniece won’t part with it.

“I must confess I always have difficulty with some of the made for TV movies that I get to watch on my pay tv channels here in Australia.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eThe Piano lesson is once such movie.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eThe story line seems to have no real purpose other than a sibling squabble over a family piano. And I am not sure as to what the u0026quot;supernaturalu0026quot; element to the movie is supposed to do in relation to enhancing the story. Without the absurdity of this, it may have passed as an acceptable u0026quot;Afro americanu0026quot; period movie.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eI am not a big Charles Dutton fan and I feel there is an element of overacting at times with his character who I dislike more and more as the movie goes on.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eFor me a 4/10 and that was being kind”

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