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France
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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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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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Not foe the casual viewer
11 July 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I actually saw this show at the Sundance Film Festival and met Kery Washington. This movie was well done and Washington was exceptional in her role. She will excel as an actress if given the chance to do so. However, this is a difficult movie to mass market and appeal to a wide audience. This movie is not for the casual viewer. The challenge faced by Washingtons character is vividly seen and makes you feel for her. Yet in the end it's hard to feel bad for her because of her choices. The frustration lies with the people she surrounds herself with. At times she has the chance to chose a better life but does not due to her environment. Her potential is precluded with her bad habit.


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