Sign In  |  Shopping Cart Shopping Cart  |  RSS Subscribe to RSS Feed  
Spirituality & Practice
Search This Site
Find Us On
Follow Me on Pinterest
Sign Up
Conscious Aging Alliance
Conscious Aging Alliance Events
Search Reviews

First Name:

Last Name:



About the Database

Search our database of more than 4,500 film reviews. We have been discovering spiritual meanings in movies for nearly four decades.

Film Review

By Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat


Hurricane Streets
Directed by Morgan J. Freeman
MGM 02/98 DVD/VHS Feature Film
R -- language, violence, drug use

Fifteen-year-old Marcus (Brendan Sexton III) lives with his barkeeper grandmother (Lynn Cohen) in lower Manhattan. His mother (Edie Falco) is in prison and his father is dead. Marcus and his band of friends engage in petty theft and hang out together at an underground clubhouse. Bothered by asthma and dogged by the police, he dreams of visiting an uncle out West where he was born. While his buddies plan a big heist, Marcus falls in love with Melena (Isidra Vega) who has her own prison to escape from — an abusive and possessive father (Shawn Elliott).

Hurricane Streets marks the feature film debut of writer and director Morgan J. Freeman. He has done a fine job orchestrating Marcus's coming of age and the obstacles he and Melena must face as they try to cement their destiny together. This gritty and compelling drama is essentially about the powerful role yearning plays in adolescent lives. It shows how our breathless desire enables us to overcome difficulties and to cross borders in search of new possibilities.


Films Now Showing
Recent VHS/DVD Releases

Reviews and database copyright 1970 2012
by Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
  Email This Review
Share |
Film Awards
The Most Spiritually Literate Films of:
Purchase from: