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 (... See full summary »
Darius Lovehall is a young black poet in Chicago who starts dating Nina Moseley, a beautiful and talented photographer. While trying to figure out if they've got a "love thing" or are just ... See full summary »
Hardened, uncomprimising drug dealer Roemello Skuggs decides to quit his scumbag profession so he may start a new life with his girlfriend. However, he soon learns getting out is nowhere ... See full summary »
In 1976, Drew Tate is a young teenager who has trouble dealing with life after he accidentally sets his house on fire. His parents Kenny and Brenda decide to go to Martha's Vineyard to ... See full summary »
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
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 »
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.
10 of 11 people found this review helpful.
Was this review helpful to you?