In this film, the family secrets seem to be fully revealed when a close gay gay man (Rockmond Dunbar) returns home to see his mother (Loretta Devine). Things seem to be turned upside down when he discovers a mysterious, face-to-face mystery with the traditional Southern family mysteriously.
Mr. Jamal's direction ranges from clumsy to competent. Fortunately, even as Mr. Jamal's characters hit notes reminiscent of a half-baked television pilot, they disclose eccentricities that his cast spins into comic gold.
Black Star News
December 07, 2007
Even though homophobia may be more of a hurdle in the 'hood than Hollywood, this ensemble's supportive response to Sheldon's revealing his sexual preference proves to be a surprisingly sweet way to close out this well-meaning message movie.
Is it sidesplitting? No, but it's cute. Is it wonderfully wicked? No, but it's got a few twists and turns. Is it a classic? Probably not, but it's an encouraging move into a new kind of gay film and a story not often told.