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Something to Sing About (2000)

Tommy though a young man with the voice of an angel, but a record of an ex-con dreams of a steady job and a better life appear out of reach until Memaw, a spunky saint with a big heart, takes him under her wing.

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Memaw
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Tommy
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Lily (as Tamera Mowry)
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G Smooth
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Creedo
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Jules (as Jullian Dulce Vida)
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Charles
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Brenda Brass
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Robert (as Brian J. White)
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Mr. Thompson
Anna Berger ...
Mrs. Goldberg
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Russ
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Elderly Woman
Kenny Long ...
Henry
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Tommy though a young man with the voice of an angel, but a record of an ex-con dreams of a steady job and a better life appear out of reach until Memaw, a spunky saint with a big heart, takes him under her wing.

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Helen Martin's final film. See more »

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Under the Influence
Written by Mark James Heimermann
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Something to Forget About
1 August 2001 | by (Orange County, CA) – See all my reviews

Man, is this one a turkey. Before I go any further, I suppose I'd better explain that I am a practicing Christian, and the people I watched this with were all Christians in good faith. Therefore, as refreshing as it may be to see a movie teaching about Christ, this movie doesn't cut it.

This movie seems to have been pieced together from various unfinished scenes. Things just happen for no real reason, with little or no explanation. In particular, the romance of the two lead characters never seems to do anything. They are simply declared "in love" and that's that. You will probably start laughing when two guys both well into old age have a "rumble" (That's what they called it!). I guess they were going to throw their dentures at each other or something. Oh, and of course, since this is a movie about "the mean streets," you also have to have the Evil Drug Dealer, who looks more like he's ready to DJ at a night club than bust caps into people. He's there because the script requires a villain.

The cast isn't too bad, though it's interesting to see one of the Mowrey twins in a movie without the other. I liked the actress who played Memaw, but what a waste-she was supposed to be the spirited grandmotherly character, but never really seemed to do much except preach.

The preaching is what gets to me. Now, I'm assuming anyone sitting here is fairly familiar with the Bible and knows about how Jesus told parables to get his big points across. Why do you think he did that? Because he knew that most people wouldn't listen if he just stood there and preached to them. Thus, Jesus' teachings stil exist even today. People who make movies like this would do well to remember that. This movie only gets a 5 out of 10 because I liked Memaw.


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