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30 Years to Life (2001)

A group of friends each face an emotional crisis as they approach thirty years of age.

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Joy
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Natalie
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Troy
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Stephanie
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Malik
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Leland
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Bruce
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Lenny
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Joy's Mom
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Richard
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Woman on the Street (as Nadja Williams)
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As each of a group of six African-American friends in New York City approach their thirtieth birthdays, they pause to evaluate life and question whether their hopes and dreams are going to come true as the realities of age, mortality and loss of metabolism start to set in. Written by Sujit R. Varma

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A comedy about getting older even when you're not getting better.

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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Rated R for language and some sexuality
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5 September 2003 (USA)  »

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When Malik is in the nail shop holding the Essence Magazine one of the women on the cover is Erika Alexander. See more »

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This movie is much better than the average grade given.
27 June 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I watched this with fairly low expectations, as I had never heard of it. However, it is a very poignant, intelligent and sometimes very funny. Director/writer Vanessa Middleton, has simply not found her due. I would like to see more from this very talented director/writer, and it's a shame it is not already out there. It is an interwoven cast of characters, each going through the trials and tribulations of crossing the ever-creeky and creepy bridge to thirty. The dialogue is smart, and fresh for a change. The characters are colorful, and how it starts w/ one character's 30th, and ends a year later on her 31st, was very well-done, as it wrapped IT ALL UP VERY NICELY!!


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