A chronicle of John Lennon's first years, focused mainly in his adolescence and his relationship with his stern aunt Mimi, who raised him, and his absentee mother Julia, who re-entered his life at a crucial moment in his young life.
Kristin Scott Thomas,
The story of the life and career of the legendary rhythm and blues musician Ray Charles, from his humble beginnings in the South, where he went blind at age seven, to his meteoric rise to stardom during the 1950s and 1960s.
The story of the famous and influential 1960s rock band and its lead singer and composer, Jim Morrison, from his days as a UCLA film student in Los Angeles, to his untimely death in Paris, France at age 27 in 1971.
NOTORIOUS is the story of Christopher Wallace. Through raw talent and sheer determination, Wallace transforms himself from Brooklyn street hustler (once selling crack to pregnant women) to one of the greatest rappers of all time; THE NOTORIOUS B.I.G. Follow his meteoric rise to fame and his refusal to succumb to expectations - redefining our notion of "The American Dream." Written by
Fox Searchlight Pictures
Jamal Woolard heavily prepared for his role for months, which includes listening and remembering lyrics to a variety of songs by Biggie, gaining weight and vocal lessons at Juilliard School to get the voice right. See more »
A 7th generation Honda Accord is shown in the movie, but 7th generation Honda Accords weren't in production until 2003. See more »
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Christopher Wallace, a.k.a. The Notorious B.I.G., did not live to see the release of his second album. That album, "Life After Death," went on to sell 10 million copies worldwide. With his success, he proved that no dream is too big. The sky is the limit.
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Notorious tells the story of a Brooklyn junkie who later turned out to be one of the most world-wide known rappers. And that person was Christopher "Notorious B.I.G" Wallace, a junkie who turned to rapping and then produced albums that made millions while also making a name for himself. Jamal Woolard plays the role of Biggie Smalls exceptionally well and he also shares a similar face and body. It tells the story of Biggie Smalls life from 1972 to 1997 starting from his childhood all the way to his death. The rap music is the great thing about this film but Lil' Kim's live stage rap was totally unnecessary and inappropriate. This film shows that a celebrities life-style isn't all that great and when they think that they have everything, next thing they are getting divorced. The acting from some, Like Angela Bassett and Jamal Woolard, were very promising and they really settled into the life or Biggie Smalls. If you ever wanted to know more about Notorious B.I.G then this film must is supposed to be on your must-watch list. The language is very rude and uncool because they are swearing in every line, Motherf*cker that and this! What is the world coming to?
NOTORIOUS is the story of Christopher Wallace. Through raw talent and sheer determination, Wallace transforms himself from Brooklyn street hustler (once selling crack to pregnant women) to one of the greatest rappers of all time; THE NOTORIOUS B.I.G. Follow his meteoric rise to fame and his refusal to succumb to expectations - redefining our notion of "The American Dream." The story does get interesting and a lot of lessons are learned and this film sent out a message saying: It's never too late to change yourself.
If you are a drama and rapping fan then by unanimous decision this film is what you need to watch. Jamal Woolard looks really weird and cute at the same time when he gets that weird smile on his face (See the scene between Faith and him at the end). Marc John Jefferies has given one of the best performances in the film as he portrays a young Lil' Cease. The film also tells the story of Tupac's and Smalls friendship that turned into a racial break up.
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