Based on the novel by Gloria Naylor, which deals with several strong-willed women who live in a rundown housing project on Brewster Place in an unidentified eastern city; across three ...
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Based on the novel by Gloria Naylor, which deals with several strong-willed women who live in a rundown housing project on Brewster Place in an unidentified eastern city; across three decades, they struggle against poverty, bigotry, and weak, troublesome men. Written by
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[rocking in a chair and sewing]
So, trusting you stay out of jail, what you intend to do now?
I guess I could get a couple thousand for the car. That'll tide me over until my next... business opportunity comes along.
You and your business opportunities. Why don't you just settle down and get yourself a regular job?
A job doing what? What kind of experience I got? Nothing that's gonna get me a regular job.
You don't know that.
I do know it. And why're you on me?
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Excellent drama about a group of women living in an apartment building. This explores all their lives and shows how everyone is struggling through something. jackee comes out the best! This movie is dramatic, hilarious and heartbreaking. Such lines as "You shoulda thoughta that before you started breeding em like roaches!" and Jackee's one liners during the tenants meeting had me laughing out loud. Highly recommended!!!!!!
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