Film Review: The All American Don

Business and family often go together, either because they are truly one part of the other or because of the negative impact a business life can have over the home and the ones living in it. When the determination of the one doing the business is too big, a small crack can start dividing things, and end up huge as a rift that none of the parts will cross again until they die. Many famous families are also known because of these issues, and where there is money involved, the attacks can get a lot more dangerous. The problem is, these attacks are not often directed to other members of the family, but to oneself. Hurting myself I hurt the ones that love me. Drugs and broken promises can do that to a group of people, even if their love is deep as the ocean.

The hardships of the business life can bring a man down to his knees or make them fly over everyone else in the world. It is worth it, going through such a struggle, but not everyone can come out of it a victor. Many things have to be given up, many times children will be ignored, many times control will be lost, but the end goal, greatness, will be achieved no matter what. Don has to win, has to prevail even if his demons are mostly inside of him. Because life can come easy to those who work hard, but when one stops being a robot and gives in to unnecessary pleasures and desires of the body, being focused on the balance between family and business can become hell.

Not many people get to live this in their own home, business is common, but not the successful kind, and being together is the most important thing. But when the very core of it (the love and trust of the parents) starts to crack, the rest will fall fast and sure, like a jenga game between drunk friends. And if the sons of this broken love are older, get ready, because experience tends to show us it can get very The Godfather-y very quick. This reflection of the powerful family, led by a powerful man can seem strange to the rest of us, but it’s a real struggle that some in this world have to face.

Even if a story told about oneself is often enhanced, embiggened, and decorated, the life of Don Abraham is shown with every raw detail showcased with pride. Not many, even after a successful career, will be at peace with their own personal demons. A human with this kind of thirst needs to be comfortable with doing things others wouldn’t hesitate to condemn. Even the lowest lows make the highest highs worth it, and and as a spectator the result can only be inspiring. Not everyone will be willing to do what Don Abram Harris has done, but if they walk out of this short with a strong determination to succeed and find a place amongst the great ones, it will have been worth it.