Secrets and Lies is such a good movie. This 1996 British film got lots of nominations and won many awards. IMDb sums it up very succinctly, "Successful black woman traces her birth mother to a lower-class white woman, who denies it; emotions run high as everyone's secrets are exposed."
I went to see this movie based on the interesting title and the fact that it was foreign. I saw it by myself at the neatest little independent cinema. I hope you have one in your area, because they are just the best. And you can often see the best films there. Not necessarily the blockbusters, but definitely ones that will be nominated for prestigious awards.
Case in point: Today I was going to post about Love and Other Drugs (Gyllenhaal/Hathaway eye candy is all you need to know--which is is great when you are in the mood for just that), which I saw at a mainstream movie theater. But I got to thinking and came up with Secrets and Lies which is excellent.
Stepping down off my soapbox now.