Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Showing Roots on DVD - Only at Walmart

Return to the 1970s when the inspirational drama Showing Roots arrives on DVD at Walmart on June 20 from Lionsgate. The film tells the story of two women who cross racial boundaries to form a friendship and fight against inequality in their small town. Maggie Grace and Uzo Aduba lead an all-star cast that includes Adam Brody, Elizabeth McGovern, and Cicely Tyson.From director Michael Wilson (The Trip to Bountiful), theShowing Roots DVD includes a behind-the-scenes featurette and will be available for the suggested retail price of $14.98.

In 1977, as the miniseries “Roots” hits the airwaves, two women are inspired to try and integrate their small Southern town. In a place where there are still “right” and “wrong” sides of the tracks, these two young women — one white, one black — forge an unlikely friendship that sparks a journey of independence and self-discovery, and ultimately results in the creation of the perfect hairdo. Stars Maggie Grace, Uzo Aduba, Elizabeth McGovern, Adam Brody, Cicely Tyson.   

My Thoughts

Showing Roots in an inspirational film about two friends. It's set in the seventies in a small Southern town. Maggie and Uzo have a unique friendship. One is black and one is white, which was still odd in that part of the country. After watching Roots, they are encouraged to open the minds of their neighbors, and work together to help bring integration to their town. They inspire change and tolerance, but also face a few challenges along the way.

This is a amazing movie about the power of friendship. It only took two women to set an example for their whole town, and they helped to usher in a a new era of equality. It was just one town and one small group of people, but every step toward equality is a great one. I loved this movie and everything it stands for.  In addition to being an excellent film with a great moral, it has has stellar cast and realistic backdrops. It's a must watch for anyone, but especially fans of Roots. Grab your copy today at Walmart