Wednesday, June 18, 2008

The Pastor's Wife

Author(s): Tristian, Sanders
Location: Killeen, Texas

"The Pastor's Wife"


Directed by Jonathan Demme
Produced by Nancy Hult, Michael Romersa, & Patricia Witcher
Written by John Singleton

Principal Cast:

Andre Braugher as Joseph Abney
Sophie Okonedo as Carole Abney
Tyler James Williams as Allen Abney
Ving Rhames as Rayford Gillis
Taye Diggs as Thomas Pringle
Sharon Warren as Malissa Pringle
Elaine Hendrix as Arlene Davidson

Tagline: “N/A”

Synopsis: Set in the year of 2007, Carole Abney, the wife of Pastor Joseph Abney, was a woman of worth. A righteous, holy woman of God, she was blessed with everything God had given her: family, friends, and a strong church family. But on the night of her 38th birthday, her husband and son had to leave to the church while she stayed at home. That evening, Rayford, one of the church deacons, had broken into her home, attacked her, and brutally raped her. He told her that if she tells anyone, he will kill her. Her life had dramatically change after that incident. She refuses to go to church, knowing that her rapist worships in the same church, and she refuses to leave her home. Thus in result her life falls apart, and everything around her seems useless and unknowing to her. But, through the help and comfort of her husband, her son Allen, her personal adjutant Malissa and her husband Thomas, and her personal secretary Arlene, she manages to overcome her problems and find her identity once again.

What the press would say:

Many films had tried hard to inspire us to find ourselves after problems and obstacles we've faced. This film has done it! It's a powerful, rivoting film that is sure to inspire all generations! It's one of the best films I've seen in years! Okonedo delivers a memorable performance that is sure fire to get an Oscar nomination. The rest of the cast delivers fine, splendid performances, especially the performances of Ving Rhames, Sharon Warren, and Elaine Hendrix. The directing and screenplay were without a doubt AMAZING! Jonathan Demme has done it again, and so has John Singleton. Such a powerful team chemistry that is destin to be loved by all of Hollywood. I appauld this film and the cast for a terrific job. ***1/2 out of ****.

For Your Consideration

Best Picture
Best Actress - Sophie Okonedo
Best Supporting Actor - Ving Rhames
Best Supporting Actress - Sharon Warren
Best Supporting Actress - Elaine Hendrix
Best Original Screenplay - John Singleton
Best Cinematography
Best Film Editing
Best Original Score
Best Costume Design: Peter Deming

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