30 Years to Life (2001)

R  |   |  Comedy, Drama, Romance  |  5 September 2003 (USA)
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A group of friends each face an emotional crisis as they approach thirty years of age.


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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.


Comedy | Drama | Romance

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Rated R for language and some sexuality




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Surprisingly Good
9 September 2006 | by (DC Metro) – See all my reviews

I have to admit that I was skeptical at first. But I ended up really enjoying this movie. The relationships worked and Tracey Morgan was GREAT! We found ourselves talking to the movie and giving each other "the look" when something crazy happened...Like oh unh uh. Pretty much 50% of Tracey Morgan's lines are good one-liners!

Paula Jai Parker's character was very different for her and I have to say it was a dramatic change for the better. Alan Payne is still gorgeous to me. LOL!

I understand this movie was scheduled to release but didn't because of delays. I'd actually never heard of it and just stumbled across it Blockbuster.

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