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Little Pink House

Released Apr 20, 2018 1h 39m Drama TRAILER for Little Pink House: Trailer 1 List
80% Tomatometer 35 Reviews 81% Audience Score 250+ Ratings
A Connecticut nurse finds herself at the center of a political firestorm and a Supreme Court case centering on eminent domain. Read More Read Less
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Little Pink House rises up on the foundation of Catherine Keener's strong central performance, even if its fact-based story never quite fills in the framework.

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Nell Minow Exquisite cinematography by Alexandre Lehmann is as important as Catherine Keener's powerful performance as Susette Kelo in evoking the power of home. Oct 12, 2021 Full Review Michael O'Sullivan Washington Post "Litte Pink House" feels like it's only ever checking off the requisite moments of civic outrage, while failing to connect with viewers on a level that's deeper than the average made-for-TV issue-of-the-week movie. Rated: 2/4 May 31, 2018 Full Review Barbara VanDenburgh Arizona Republic A workmanlike dramatization of a controversial Supreme Court decision that never quite makes a case for itself. Rated: 2.5/5 May 10, 2018 Full Review Jennifer Merin Even if you know Kelo's case from news coverage, you'll be kept in suspense throughout the film, astonished by the corrupt government's manipulations and in awe of Kelo's determination. Oct 12, 2021 Full Review Anne Brodie Catherine Keener nails the quiet power of accidental activist Susette Kelo... Oct 12, 2021 Full Review Sandie Angulo Chen In the spirit of Erin Brockovich, North Country and Silkwood, this is a fact-based drama that deserves an audience. Oct 12, 2021 Full Review Read all reviews

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Steven W This was a terrifically produced film highlighting the evils of eminent domain abuse. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 07/06/23 Full Review Audience Member The U.S. Supreme Court's majority decision in Kelo v. City of New London (2005) clearly illustrates the dangers of not applying a textualist-originalist approach to the U.S. Constitution and the Bill of Rights. #TheFifthAmendment #TakingsClause #EminentDomain Rated 5 out of 5 stars 01/31/23 Full Review Audience Member Eminent domain is one of the most fascinating parts of the Constitution, and Little Pink House showcases the abuse of government power at its worst. The ultimate Supreme Court decision has gone down in history as one of the most controversial, and, refreshingly, bipartisan — somehow the five "liberal" Justices of the 2005 Court sided with the government to permit the demolition and forcible removal of lower-middle-class citizens to make way for a pharmaceutical company… Yes, you read that right. I was happy to find that the organization I work for — South Jersey Legal Services — had filed an amicus brief on behalf of Ms. Kelo (Catherine Keener). If you're still interested in the legal issues, check out this Youtube vid. (ADD Mr. Beat clip). The film itself does a nice job of addressing the human aspect of the case(s) and the frustrations of the Fort Trumbull community continuously being threatened to sell their homes. While there were some not so subtle "these are the bad guys" moments — "Pfizer is in the pharmaceutical business, not the savior business" was eye-rollingly bad — the film presents the "dark side" of social justice. With a short run-time, Little Pink House is enjoyable and educational. Thanks to Ms. Kelo, almost every state changed its eminent domain laws to make it more difficult for the government to take private property. For that alone, her story deserves to be heard. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 02/01/23 Full Review Callison D Very enjoyable watching about a true story about eminent domain. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 01/17/19 Full Review Audience Member Good to know about this battle against Pfizer. We need more heroes and heroines who can stand up to these giant multi nationals. Well done. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 02/09/23 Full Review Audience Member I was really impressed with this movie. First of all, it was really well-made. The cinematography and storytelling were excellent. Second, it's a great, albeit sad, story about an important and little-known supreme court decision that could affect everyone who owns a home. I'm really glad when important subjects like this are made into movies, to spread important messages and start conversations. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 01/16/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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Synopsis A Connecticut nurse finds herself at the center of a political firestorm and a Supreme Court case centering on eminent domain.
Courtney Balaker
Courtney Balaker, Ted Balaker, Arielle Boisvert, Joel Soisson
Courtney Balaker
Dada Films
Production Co
Brightlight Pictures
Original Language
Release Date (Theaters)
Apr 20, 2018, Limited
Release Date (Streaming)
Jul 24, 2018
Box Office (Gross USA)
1h 39m
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