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Babymother (1998)

TV Movie  -   -  Drama | Musical  -  11 September 1998 (UK)
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A single mother determined to make it as a singer puts together an all girl reggae group named Neeta, Sweeta, & Nastie with her friends. Living in a housing project with little support, the... See full summary »


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Anita - the Babymother
Byron - her Babyfather
Sharon - Her Bestfriend
Jocelyn Jee Esien ...
Yvette - her other best friend (as Jocelyn Esien)
Luther - the don
Tameka Empson ...
Dionne - her rival
Diane Bailey ...
Bee - the promoter
Caesar - Sharon's guy
Andrea Francis ...
Yvette's Sister
Anton Rice ...
Saffron Lashley ...
Corinne Skinner-Carter ...
Edith - Mother
Suzette Llewellyn ...
Rose - her sister
Buckley Ranks ...
Bushman ...
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A single mother determined to make it as a singer puts together an all girl reggae group named Neeta, Sweeta, & Nastie with her friends. Living in a housing project with little support, the odds are obviously against her. Emotionally she struggles too as she learns at her mother's death that her actual mother is the woman she had thought was her older sister. With the help of a female agent, the group starts to get some exposure and rises above their setting. Written by John Sacksteder <>

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From Ragga to Riches


Drama | Musical

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Rated R for some language and sexuality | See all certifications »


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£2,000,000 (estimated)

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not very deep, but certainly unique
17 April 2006 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I've heard many people slate this film as 'the worst ever', which is a miserable overreaction. Though the plot could be better etc. it is completely tongue in cheek and such a rare idea - 'a dancehall musical shot on location in Harlesden' - that I like it. Maybe not something I'd watch too many times, but the fact that it's out there is enough to make me smile. Especially if it winds up people who are unwilling to suspend their own narrow views of the world. How the female toasters use their vibrant sexuality as expression, opposed to the aggressiveness of the male counterparts that dominate the scene in reality (Buju Banton etc) is interesting. There's a pretty decent D&B tune in their at one point too. Think of it as a reaction to the falseness of the Spice Girls 'girl power' doing the global marketing rounds at the time.

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