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Losing Isaiah

  • R
  • DVD
  • 1 disc
  • Region 1 USA/CA (info)
  • Khaila Richards may be a crack addict but she's also the mother of a beautiful baby boy named Isaiah. One night, she finds herself desperate for a hit. So Khaila leaves the wailing infant swaddled in rags by a garbage dump. She returns the next morning in a panic, only to find that Isaiah's gone. Believing him dead, a devastated Khaila gets herself thrown into rehab where she struggles to change her life. Meanwhile, the previously crack-addicted infant is legally adopted by white social worker Margaret Lewin and her suburban family. Under the Lewins' care, Isaiah grows strong and healthy. But when a drug-free Khaila learns her baby's alive, she'll do everything in her power to get him back.
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  • Credits
    Jessica Lange, Halle Berry, Samuel L. Jackson, David Strathairn, Cuba Gooding
  • Critic Reviews
    "...LOSING ISAIAH is a highly affecting balancing act....Gyllenhaal brings out the passion in the material....Lange gives the film its core of knockabout sadness..."
    Los Angeles Times

    "...Lange gives LOSING ISAIAH its dramatic focus....[She] is the motor of this movie, the moral center, too..."
    Entertainment Weekly

    "...Berry brings vibrancy, wariness and determination to [the film]....Jefferies is a delight..."
    Variety

    "...Serious and affecting....Both Jessica Lange and Halle Berry breathe real life into their debating positions....The tone is thoughtful and temperate..."
    New York Times

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