Love Is Not Enough (1978)

Genres - Comedy Drama  |   Run Time - 100 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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Made for television, Love is Not Enough stars Bernie Casey as Mike Harris, the widowed father of five children, ages ranging from 5 to 18. Deducing that a large African-American family has a slim chance of financial survival in Detroit, where he has just been laid of his assembly-line job, Harris moves his brood to Los Angeles in search of The Good Life. As the title suggest, "love" is not enough to sustain the Harris family: The operative word is "Responsibility," and everyone is given his or her own family responsibilities by way of a majority-rule vote. Enough loose plot threads are left untied to allow Love is Not Enough to sequel into a weekly series titled Harris and Company. Unfortunately, the series came and went so quickly in early 1979 that it isn't even listed in some reference works.

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American-dream, family, father, moving, single-parent, unemployment, struggle, love, against-all-odds