Item description for Woman Thou Art Loosed (Special Collector's Edition) by Kimberly Elise, T.D. Jakes, Michael Boatman, Loretta Devine, Debbi Morgan & Michael Schultz...
Overview Adaptation of Bishop T.D. Jakes' self-help novel, chronicling a woman's struggle to come to terms with her legacy of abuse, addiction and poverty. Woman, Thou Art Loosed is the story of Michelle Jordan (Kimberly Elise), a young woman raised in an environment of abuse and molestation at the hands of her mother?s boyfriend Reggie (Clifton Powell); which her mother Cassie (Loretta Devine) unwittingly condones. While incarcerated, Michelle sends Bishop Jakes (Bishop T.D. Jakes) a letter requesting a visit. Jakes agrees to meet Michelle and soon uncovers the painful history that led to her personal demise.
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Actors: Kimberly Elise, T.D. Jakes, Michael Boatman, Loretta Devine, Debbi Morgan
Directors: Michael Schultz
Writers: Christine Swanson
Producers: Cheryl Miller, Paul Garnes, Reuben Cannon, Stan Foster
Format: Closed-captioned, Color, Dolby, Dubbed, DVD, Full Screen, Special Edition, Subtitled, Widescreen, NTSC
Language: English, English
Subtitles: English, Spanish
Region Code: 1 (USA & Canada Only)
Aspect Ratio: 1.66:1
Audience Rating: R (Restricted)
Studio: 20th Century Fox
Running Time: 94.00 minutes
Record Label 20th Century Fox
Format Closed-captioned / Color / Dolby / Dubb
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 7.1" Width: 5.42" Height: 0.58" Weight: 0.25 lbs.
Binding DVD Video
Publisher Word Entertainment
ISBN 5558440759 ISBN13 9785558440751 UPC 024543231356
Availability 0 units.
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Great movie Dec 10, 2009
This was a great movie it has good morals and a very touching story behind it.
Very Good May 3, 2009
I usually watch Horror movies but I will occasionally pick up a random movie to watch and this was one that I picked up. It is a very good movie about some terrible things that happen in life sometimes and how people will react to the situation. The acting is very good and the plot was very interesting. I would say to rent this movie before you buy it because some people will think it's a little slow and some people will not enjoy it enough to own it.
Good Movie BM Jan 12, 2009
The DVD movie was delivered as promised, was in good condition. Thanks keep up the good work
An imperfect but honest film Jul 13, 2008
A gut-wrenching and raw drama, "Woman, Thou Art Loosed" is a sobering experience. This tragic story is told in flashback by a young woman, Michelle Jordan, who's in death row and being counseled by real-life evangelical preacher, Bishop T D Jakes. As a 12-year-old, Michelle was raped by her mother's live-in boyfriend, Reggie, whom she was obligated to call "uncle." Suffering from the mental and emotional damage, her life spirals downward into drugs and prostitution, landing her in jail. Paroled after three years, Michelle tries to put her previous life behind her and start fresh--she attends church revival meetings, renews her friendship with Todd, a childhood friend who regards her as his first love, and in an attempt at healing, finally confronts her mother, Cassie, for denying what happened and protecting Reggie all these years. Just when she's found hope that she could turn her life around, she sees Reggie at a revival, triggering the painful memories and disappointments, and ends it all with violence.
The film is an adaptation of Bishop Jake's book and its title refers to one of his several conferences incorporated within his predominantly African-American ministry. The conference's emphasis is on social ills, and the guidance and empowerment of abused women. The film has been described as a commercial for the ministry and a vanity production. I didn't quite see it that way. Although it was likely intended for the Christian public, and there were taped scenes of the preacher's revival meetings, I viewed it simply as any other film. My religion had nothing to do with it and had no bearing on my opinions of its quality. Though he's in it as Michelle's spiritual counsel, this story is not about Bishop Jakes. It's about the destruction of a little girl and how she later attempts to pick up the pieces of her broken life. I thought the film to be generally honest and realistic in its portrayal of the long-term damages suffered by the victim, and commendable in its efforts to provide some measure of hope amidst the wreckage.
The acting was uneven in many scenes--too melodramatic perhaps where a more subdued or nuanced portrayal would have been more effective. The lead, Kimberly Elise as Michelle, whose beauty reminded me of a younger Cicely Tyson, was ferocious all throughout, but in some instances could have been tempered by more disciplined direction to better effect. Loretta Devine as Cassie did a terrific job, surprising me since I don't associate her with dramatic roles. The use of character monologues, where each would periodically intimate to the camera their thoughts and feelings, was an unnecessary and jarring device. It's far from a perfect film and there's nothing special that would distinguish it; however, I thought it to be altogether a worthwhile and moving story.
Woman Thou Art Loosed Jun 13, 2008
I LOVE THIS STORY! The writer tells a very believable story. The actors and actresses are very good in portraying their roles. I recommend it to everyone. I cried, I laughed. At the conclusion of the DVD,I praised God for being able to more clearly recognize how blessed I truly am. Thanks.