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Can a young person in the South Bronx pursue a dream that isn't tied to crime, gang-banging, prostitution, violence, and racism? Tommy is a natural leader and a gifted artist. When Allen, a white kid, moves into the neighborhood with his single mom, he's a victim of constant harassment until Tommy offers friendship. Meanwhile, a corrupt cop hits on Allen's mother and, when she rebuffs him, vows revenge. Forces beyond Tommy and Allen's control put them in the hands of the criminal justice system. A local murder, a rivalry between two young women, and the hot temper of Tommy's older brother make things even more difficult for the friendship and dreams of the young men. Written by
It really looks like people are focusing WAY too much on race when watching this movie. Quite frankly it is just annoying and blatantly stupid.
I watched this movie and I liked it. It is very heavy and dark, a messed up movie. But it feels like an important movie in the sense that it shows the audience the messed up reality in some places. Movies like this are important because they work as a reflection of the real world in some of it's darkest aspects.
The people who are giving this movie negative feedback, as you can tell on the reviews, are people who are upset with how their "race" was reflected on camera. Well, that is just absolutely ridiculous. When I watched this movie I didn't think the least bit about race, all I saw was a bunch of _people_ in a miserable surrounding with circumstances that are not easy to get out of.
Yes, a good bit of people in this movie are idiots - but are you really such a huge racist that you can't acknowledge when someone acts poorly, regardless of race? This movie didn't change my view on people, it made me think that Im happy who doesn't have to live in an area like that. Don't be so full of prejudice and give this movie a watch. It is definitely underrated, I was surprised by the low rating.
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