Based in Kingston, Jamaica, Home Again chronicles the lives three young adults who have been raised abroad but are deported back to their home country. Though their individual reasons for being deported aren’t of extreme criminal activities, they are treated as “public enemy number one” and are consistently refused of food, work, and shelter and are ostracized by the locals. With over 3,000 Jamaica’s being deported back “home” every year, this film sheds light on the struggles the endure while trying to find their place.
Marva (Tatyana Ali) is a widowed mother of two from Canada who was separated from her children and can’t seem to catch a break. Everton (Stephan James) is a prep school boy from London whose life is turned completely upside down while awaiting his court appeal to get back home. Dunston (Lyriq Bent) is a muscle-bound New Yorker deported back to Jamaica for his bad boy behavior, yet seemingly the most adjusted out of the the bunch.
Canadian rocker Fefe Dobson (my fav) makes her film debut and shines as Cherry C., the snappy chef whose no nonsense attitude attracts the interest of Dunston.
All in all, Home Again is a well produced film, and despite its bittersweet ending, it’s truly an interesting watch.
Home Again is available on DVD and digital download Tuesday, November 12, 2013!
P.S. The end was a bit confusing. Maybe I missed something, but I don’t understand why—- well, just watch the movie. If you figure it out, please let me know! 😉