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Keenen Ivory Wayans
Keenen Ivory Wayans,
Charles S. Dutton,
Jada Pinkett Smith
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The story of a young man, Jason (Allen Payne) who must confront his own insecurities about love as well as a sense of owed responsibility to his mother and troubled younger brother Joshua (Bokeem Woodbine). Jason, an assistant manager and sales clerk at a T.V. store falls in love with Lyric (Jada Pinkett Smith) and finds happiness, but his family history and mentally ill war veteran father, Maddog (Forest Whitaker) plague his life's plans before he can leave it all for a better life. Written by
In real-life Suzanne Douglas was only 11 years older than Allen Payne. See more »
The bank and the bank parking lot during the robbery scene are not in the same location; the parking lot is located in the Eleanor Tinsley Park complex off Allen Parkway west of Downtown Houston. See more »
[after Josh assembles a massive feast, Gloria begins to throw it all away]
Mama, what are you doing? What are you doing? Ma, I made this for you! Stop it, now! I just bought that shit!
[Continuing to throw everything away]
See, how you know I didn't get it the honest way? Huh? How you know that?
Every time you come out, I pray it'll be different, but it's always the same! Always the same.
[Grabs the main course]
[Grabs it from her]
Not the roast, Mama. I spent $25 on that. What are you ...
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It isn't often that you get to see a compelling film that deals with human sacrifices, love and the courage to find a true identity to lead a good moral life. . .
Jason's Lyric was one film that became that testament of many issues combined. For me it's not just a film but more in terms of reaching out to those unfortunate souls living a somber life and helping to reflect on those wishing to make a change for the best.
Allan Payne, Jada Pinkett and Bokeem Woodbine all give electrifying performances. One of the strongest issues the film dealt with was Payne's relationship as a brother to troubled Woodbine. The disturbing part for me though was Forest Whittaker's performance as the father who go's berserk after the Vietnam War, losing all sense of morality for himself and his family.
A brilliant film, I can't recommend this film enough.
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