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Life Support (2007)

TV-MA | | Drama | TV Movie 7 February 2008
The true-life story of a mother who overcame an addiction to crack and became a positive role model and an AIDS activist in the black community.

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Ana
Vianca Mercedes ...
Drug addict
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Lucille
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Slick
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Kelly
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Amare
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Sandra
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Ness
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MJ2
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Tanya
Limary Agosto ...
Woman #1 (as Limary L. Agosto)
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Andre (as Carlos Alban)
Sidné Anderson ...
Sister Bernice
Dorothea Golden ...
Peer Counselor #1
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Deyah
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In Brooklyn, New York, the former crack addicted Ana Wallace is HIV positive and is a volunteer in the Life Support, an organization that promotes a fight against AIDS in the African American community. Ana wanders through the streets handing out condoms and helping people with AIDS through lectures and advices. She lives with her mate Slick, who has transmitted AIDS to her, and their little daughter Kim. She has lost the custody of her older daughter Kelly that lives with her estranged mother Lucille. When Kelly's childhood gay friend Amare, who is sick and rejected by his sister Tanya, vanishes on the streets of Brooklyn, Ana seeks him out and tries to save him. Meanwhile Lucille decides to move to Virginia with Kelly, and Ana reflects about her life and the relationship with Kelly. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Tanya and Amare who are sister and brother in this film are actually real siblings. Tracee Ellis Ross and Evan Ross, children of the iconic singer Diana Ross. See more »

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Featured in 14th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards (2008) See more »

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Written by Jeremy James
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Life Support- Gives Life A Chance ***1/2
10 March 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

A very good film showing the life of a former drug user who works for an outreach program for women with HIV.

Queen Latifah, a very fine actress, is well suited for the part of Annie.

What makes this film so good is that there is little violence. All the characters give meaning to this very endearing film.

Latifah is especially effective in her sessions with other women. There are marvelous supporting performances by the daughter she gave up to her mother. The latter is also quite good.

This is a very compelling story detailing the black experience with regard to home life and personal identifications and self-esteem.

The Brooklyn locations are a joy to see.


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