Kings of the Evening

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  • PG
  • 2007
  • 1 hr 39 min
  • 6.0  (300)

In the 2008 film Kings of the Evening, viewers are taken back to the 1930s during the Great Depression. The story follows the life of Homer Hobbs, a man who finds himself homeless and struggling to survive on the streets but soon becomes the leader of a group of fellow homeless men. They refer to themselves as "The Kings of the Evening" and make a living performing odd jobs around town.

The film begins with Homer, played by Glynn Turman, trying to keep himself fed by selling firewood on the streets. One evening, he is brought to a local shelter where he meets a group of other destitute men who are in similar situations. They band together to create a makeshift community and support each other through their struggles.

As the group grows, they decide to create a new form of entertainment for themselves and the rest of the town. They develop a vaudeville act with various members of the group showcasing their talents, including singing, dancing, and performing magic tricks. Their act is a hit and the group soon finds themselves earning a steady income.

Despite their newfound success, the group's happy-go-lucky attitude is threatened when a new member, played by Tyson Beckford, joins them. The newcomer stirs up feelings of jealousy and competition among the established members, leading to various power struggles within the group.

Meanwhile, Homer forms a bond with a local woman named Miss Ida, played by Lynn Whitfield. Miss Ida runs a business in town and takes a liking to Homer's warm nature, offering him a job and a place to stay. However, their friendship is tested when Miss Ida's business comes under attack by a group of racist locals who disapprove of her hiring African Americans.

A heartwarming and emotional tale, Kings of the Evening tells the story of a group of men who overcome their struggles through friendship, hard work, and perseverance. The performances by Turman, Beckford, and Whitfield are all exceptional, and the film's portrayal of the Great Depression era is both realistic and impactful. Kings of the Evening is a must-see film for anyone looking for an inspiring story about the power of camaraderie and resilience.

Kings of the Evening is a 2007 drama with a runtime of 1 hour and 39 minutes. It has received moderate reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 6.0.

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    1 hr 39 min
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  • IMDB Rating
    6.0  (300)