Synopsis: Six years after abandoning his family, former football star Walter Clemons returns home for the reading of his late father's will. He braves an emotional standoff with the family he deserted, including his wife and children, his brother and his hard-loving and resilient mother. As old wounds are re-opened and ghosts of the past are revisited, a family once broken will struggle against all odds to put itself back together again. Relative Stranger is nominated for three NAACP Image Awards including: Outstanding TV Drama, Outstanding Actor in a TV Drama (Eriq LaSalle) and Outstanding Actress in a TV Drama (Cicely Tyson).
Starring: Eriq La Salle ("ER"), Cicely Tyson (Diary of a Mad Black Woman, Madea's Family Reunion), Michael Michelle ("ER", How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days) and Michael Beach ("Third Watch", "Stargate: Atlantis")
As someone who grow up father-less I was really touched by this movie. Relative Stranger deals with a tough subject- having a deadbeat dad - in a very honest but family friendly way. I enjoyed watching the family dynamics and getting to know the characters. If you are looking for a touching film you can watch with your whole family than give Relative Stranger a try!
Thanks so much to Vivendi Entertainment and Bender/Helper Impact for sending me a review copy of this DVD.