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  • Summary: On a gang-controlled dead-end street, Sheree Farmer is raising her six children alone. With the help of Mary Abernathy, a former fashion industry executive turned community activist, Sheree struggles to buy her first home and escape her violent and drug-infested Newark neighborhood. In Home, director Jeffrey Togman follows these two exceptional women in an intimate story that speaks to the future of America┬╣s cities. Unflinching and surprisingly humorous, Home challenges how we think about race, class, and the American dream of homeownership. Expand
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  1. Positive: 3 out of 4
  2. Negative: 0 out of 4
  1. Home brilliantly illuminates the invisible damage inflicted by years of deprivation. When survival hinges on trusting no one but yourself, the kindness of strangers can seem too good to be true.
  2. 75
    Togman, an associate professor in political science at Seton Hall University, paints a clear-eyed and unsentimental picture of Sheree's efforts, and there are no happy endings for her or for Mary, who's quietly battling breast cancer as she helps Sheree line up paperwork and negotiate with creditors. The film leaves them both where they started: struggling.
  3. 70
    Warmhearted but never sentimental or condescending, Home finally proves most affecting as an unsparing glimpse into the psychology of poverty.
  4. Reviewed by: Ronnie Scheib
    60
    Though no "Love and Diane," this modest film nevertheless reveals the fragility of hope in survivalist mentalities pre-programmed to expect the worst.