Idlewild R

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DVD Features:

  • Rated: R
  • Run Time: 2 hours, 1 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Released: December 5, 2006
  • Originally Released: 2006
  • Label: Universal Studios
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Packaging: Snap Case
  • Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic Widescreen - 2.35
  • Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
  • Audio:
    • Dolby Digital - English
    • Subtitles - English (SDH), French, Spanish - Optional
  • Additional Release Material:
    • Deleted Scenes
    • Audio Commentary: Bryan Barber - Director
    • Deleted Songs - Deleted Outkast Song
    • Music Video:
      1. "Morris Brown" - Big Boi
      2. "Idlewild Blue" - Andre 3000

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Entertainment Reviews:

Rotten47%

TOMATOMETER
Total Count: 130

Upright65%

AUDIENCE SCORE
User Ratings: 27,743
For a band whose music is suffused with such delicate irony, you'd expect at the very least for there to be a few laughs along the way? There are none. Nothing. Zero. Full Review
Time Out
Oct 14, 2006
Its hodgepodge plot only heightens its stale smell Full Review
CinePassion
Aug 30, 2009
3 stars out of 5 -- [T]his is a luscious ragtime musical....Surprisingly polished performances from the two leads grab the attention...
Total Film
Oct 1, 2006
Rating: 3/5 -- You have to hand it to those OutKast fellas -- even when they make a mess, they do it with style. Full Review
BBC.com
Sep 29, 2006
1930s black America becomes just a stage for OutKast's vanity project.
The Coast (Halifax, Nova Scotia)
Mar 15, 2007
Rating: 3/5 -- It's a tame, well-rehearsed story that hangs together to ensure Idlewild plays like one incongruous pop promo after another. Full Review
The List
Nov 3, 2018
3 stars out of 4 -- OutKast's music is impressively varied and dynamic throughout.
Uncut
Oct 1, 2006

Product Description:

André Benjamin and Antoine A. Patton--aka Andre 3000 and Big Boi of the hip-hop duo Outkast--star in this uproarious period piece, a comedy-drama-musical-action film set in Prohibition-era Virginia. Patton plays Rooster, the lead singer at a raucous, high-class all-black club called Church. Benjamin plays Percival, his best friend, who is the piano player at the club and the shy son of a funeral parlor owner (played by Ben Vereen). Terence Howard (HUSTLE AND FLOW) provides the menace as Trumpy, a vicious underling of Rooster's bootlegger father (Ving Rhames). Meanwhile, a beautiful singer (Paula Patton) comes to town and Percival finds himself falling in love--much to his terror, as he's afraid to leave the small community of Idlewild for the big city: Chicago, her next stop. As Rooster prepares for a showdown with Trumpy, Percival faces his fears, the band heats up, and the guns and songs come out for a big final night at the Church.

This is clearly a labor of love for writer/director Brian Barber and the Outkast crew: a color-saturated adrenalin rush of witty dialogue, loving attention to period detail, boisterous and athletic dancing, and lots of eye-popping digital animation (such as Rooster's talking/singing whiskey flask). Appearing in a bevy of diamond-studded cameos and bit parts are Cicely Tyson, Macy Gray, Cedric the Entertainer, Patti LaBelle, Jackie Long, Faizon Love, Malinda Williams, and child rapper Bobb'e J. Thompson, who is hilarious--and demonstrates some very fancy footwork--as the young Rooster.

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Production Notes:

  • Theatrical Release: August 25, 2006

Product Info

  • Sales Rank: 41,287
  • UPC: 025192648724
  • Shipping Weight: 0.21/lbs (approx)
  • International Shipping: 1 item

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