Disappearing Acts (2000)

Genres - Comedy Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Romantic Drama, Urban Drama  |   Run Time - 115 min.  |   Countries - United States   |   MPAA Rating - R
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Synopsis by Mark Deming

In this drama based on the novel by Terry McMillan, Zora (Sanaa Lathan) is a woman who dreams of becoming a singing star, meanwhile supporting herself as a schoolteacher. Franklin (Wesley Snipes), a father of two whose divorce is about to become final, has lost his job as a construction worker and is trying to scrape up the money to launch his own business. Neither is looking for a relationship, but when Zora moves into Franklin's neighborhood, they find they're attracted to each other and must deal with the ups and downs of being in love. Produced for the premium cable network HBO, Disappearing Acts also stars John Amos and CCH Pounder; Lisa Jones wrote the screenplay from McMillan's novel.

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business, divorce, love, schoolteacher, singer, unemployment