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Lift (2001)

This feature takes us into the world of "boosters" or shoplifters where a charismatic, intelligent young female booster from a dysfunctional family, notably her mother and grandmother, ... See full summary »

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Niecy
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Elaine
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Angelo
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France
Samantha Brown ...
Camille
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Quik
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Christian
Jacqui Parker ...
Aunt Lily
Naheem Allah ...
Uncle Michael
Susan Alger ...
Shelly
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Miss Kearns
Sean Conant ...
Mac
Georgia Lyman ...
Kira
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Police Officer
Bo Cleary ...
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This feature takes us into the world of "boosters" or shoplifters where a charismatic, intelligent young female booster from a dysfunctional family, notably her mother and grandmother, engages in the illegal occupation of shoplifting. A non-stereotypical view of how problematic family relations fed her foray into a criminal profession. Written by L. J. Allen-2

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Crime | Drama

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Rated R for language, some violence and drug content
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20 January 2001 (USA)  »

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Following the funeral when Niecy is arguing with her mother at France's, the bag on the table is up, down, and up from cut to cut. See more »

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Written and Performed by Dujeous
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Noble effort, but still a miss
26 May 2003 | by See all my reviews

I must say give the filmmakers and cast credit for making a sincere effort to bring a relevant social drama to the screen. It is also good to see such films that would otherwise be overlooked get made with limited funding. Nevertheless, "LIft" is proof that an adequate screenplay, a capable cast and a worthy subject manner do not always turn into good movies. Much of the action is stilted, and the dramatic scenes are ruined by amateur directing and theatrical acting. The film feels forced and there are plot twists which seem to come straight from "Guiding Light." I think, however, films like this need to be viewed and studied for those of us who are chasing the unicorn that is filmmaking. On paper, and perhaps even in the editting room, this may have well appeared to be a good film. Alas, a good recipe and the right ingredients do not always guarantee a good pie. Just as there are films which would have seemed awful in a board room but turned out quite good, this one simply falls short but a worthy effort nonetheless.


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