'Blackbird' showcases Susan Sarandon as a family copes with a fatal illness

"Blackbird" assembles a terrific cast in the service of fairly mundane movie -- a small-boned production about a woman facing a terminal diagnosis, summoning her family to say goodbye. The premise and performers yield some emotional moments,...

'Blackbird' showcases Susan Sarandon as a family copes with a fatal illness
"Blackbird" assembles a terrific cast in the service of fairly mundane movie -- a small-boned production about a woman facing a terminal diagnosis, summoning her family to say goodbye. The premise and performers yield some emotional moments, inadvertently heightened by recent events. Yet as a whole, the film never quite takes wing.