Excellent but not realistic
Reviewed by Juliska for Drumline at 2011-04-02 20:32:03
Lots of energy & excitement in this look behind the scenes at an ace marching band's percussion/drum section. Actual marching band percussionists, however, have told me it's inaccurate fantasy in terms of how one guy manages to rise to the top of his section without even being able to read musical notation (he learns solely thru imitation). "Not gonna happen & doesn't happen" the *real* drumline folks tell me.
Many people did not get to see this in theaters, but it is worth checking out on DVD. Hal Holbrook gives a standout performance as an elderly man unwilling to give up the property he once owned, and wages a showdown with the current occupants.
One thing that director Tyler Perry is well known for is his incorporation of religion and family values in his movies. This movie is a clash a battle between old generation tradition and new school tradition and how to find a balance.