The story of a young man who must confront his own fears about love as well as his relationships with family and friends. Allen Payne (I) plays Jason, a sales clerk at a T.V. store. He ... See full summary »
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Story of a promising high school basketball star and his relationships with two brothers, one a drug dealer and the other a former basketball star fallen on hard times and now employed as a security guard.
The story of a young man who must confront his own fears about love as well as his relationships with family and friends. Allen Payne (I) plays Jason, a sales clerk at a T.V. store. He falls in love with Lyric (Jada Pinkett Smith) and finds happiness, but his family history and crazy father Maddog (played by Forest Whitaker) come back to haunt him before he can leave it all for a better life. Written by
The abandoned railroad crossing where Lyric is alone is located east of Montrose/Studemont Blvd. in the Houston area. Sadly, the railroad crossing was demolished in early 2000. A majority of the film takes place in Houston's Third, Fourth, and Fifth Ward. These neighborhoods were named after voter precincts when the City of Houston was founded in 1856. See more »
With his right hand, Jason retrieves the flowers he bought for Lyric from the truck and hides them behind his back. When he hands them to her, he pulls them from under his left arm. See more »
[after he and Lyric travel to the bayou]
Damn, it's quiet out here! I should've brought my radio.
No, it's not quiet. It's full of music. Just listen.
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One endeavor in filmmaking that quite frequently doesn't turn out well is mixing genres. "Jason's Lyric" combines crime drama, love story, and ghetto film-and does it surprisingly beautifully. The acting is remarkable, the script is remarkable, and the emotion is remarkable. This movie could have turned out very pretentious and very cheesy. Apparently, the directors, writers, and producers completely acknowledged this, and refused to let that happen. The characters are very well developed and, while the movie doesn't justify Josh's actions, it does convey compassion for him. It also provides new insight on what it's really like to live in a ghetto. If you can find this movie (after all, I saw it on Showtime and haven't the video in any stores) totally see it!!!!
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