Actors: Angela Bassett, Kevin Anderson, Brian Stokes Mitchell, Jurnee Smollett, Glenn Plummer
|Review Summary and Plot Commentary about Ruby's Bucket of Blood|
|Ruby Delacroix (Bassett) runs a popular rural Louisiana juke. She's in a dilemma since the band's lead singer has gone to New Orleans to record. It's the 1950s and segregation is the song of the South, which is why when Billy Dupre (Anderson), a white blues singer, offers to fill in and integrate the band it spells trouble. Ruby has trouble enough. Her protective husband Earl Delacroix (Stokes Mitchell) is going back to work on the rigs, but not before filling their daughter Emerald (Smollett) with ideas counter to those her mother is teaching her about hard work. Dupre complicates the situation further: he is also married, but miserable in a relationship with a mentally unstable woman.
Made for cable film. Winner of numerous awards including NAACP Image Award for Award Outstanding Actress in a Television Movie, Mini-Series or Dramatic Special, presented to Angela Bassett and the Motion Picture Sound Editors, USA Golden Reel Award for Best Sound Editing in Television -- Music, Movies and Specials presented to music editor David Bondelevitch. The soundtrack is BLUES.
--ldpaulson, Resident Scholar
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|Analysis of Ruby's Bucket of Blood|
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Time/era of movie:
Main Char. ethnic: (if not US Caucasian)
- woman's story
- being oppressed by outside culture
Culture of surrounding area:
- American South
- small businessman
Is this an ordinary person caught up in events?
- brunette (Black)
- (woman) medium/shoulderlgn wavey
- (woman) ample bosom & buttocks
Events of movie makes character more...
How sensitive is this character?
- sensitive to others' feelings
Sense of humor?
- Cynical sense of humor
- Smarter than most other characters
- very athletic
Secondary Main Character
- brunette (Brown)
- (man) short/standard straight
- (man) average build
How much in movie?
- White (American)
- an entire race
- Deep South
Small town people:
- hostile, like Gomer Pyle on steroids
Accounts of torture and death?
- moderately detailed references to deaths
Movie makes you feel...
Sex/nudity in movie?
What kind of sex:
- sex under blankets
- Occasional swearing
If soundtrack VERY NOTICEABLE...
- Classic/oldies rock
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