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Explicit Ills (2008)

 -  Drama  -  6 March 2009 (USA)
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A drama of four interconnecting stories revolving around love, drugs and poverty in Philadelphia.

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Michelle (as Frankie Shaw)
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A drama of four interconnecting stories revolving around love, drugs and poverty in Philadelphia.

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One voice will change everything.

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Drama

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Rated R for language and some drug use

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$1,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$9,125 (USA) (6 March 2009)

Gross:

$28,564 (USA) (20 March 2009)
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Bitter Samosa
Written by Khari Mateen
Performed by Khari Mateen
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Beautiful and thought provoking film. Me and my boyfriend loved it.
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Beautiful and thought provoking film. Me and my boyfriend loved it. The director/writer did a wonderful job. Not sure what he's done before. I guess I can check him out on IMDb. We highly recommend it. Great mosaic of characters and colors. Performances are lovely and powerful. It was nice to see Rosario Dawson play something completely different. And she is so beautiful. Paul Dano blew us away with his performance of a young man who is at the bottom and who's only dream will never happened . We are sad to hear the movie is leaving the theaters this week already and that we won't be able to recommend it to our friends until it comes out on DVD. Great find.


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