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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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Rated R for language, some violence and drug content
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Slightly above par Afro-Am indie drama
7 July 2002 | by (Orange County, CA USA) – See all my reviews

"Lift", an African-America drama, is a slice-of-life flick about a middle-class young black woman and professional shoplifter (Washington) who has issues with her underworld competition, the police, and, most of all, her family. A slick shoot, "Lift" lacks focus and purpose, fails to engage, and plays out like an on-screen litany of the problems which can beset an attractive young female "booster". Nonetheless, there's enough going on hold viewer interest and make up for the lack of empathy we feel for the comely criminal protagonist. Worth a look on Showtime. C+


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