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Life is hard for a pimp. It is also hard for a poor mother (Tarra Riggs) to deal with after the suicide of her husband.
The twin/brother-in-law (Micheal J. Smith Sr.) is so depressed that he might just follow his brother, and her youngest (JimMyron Ross ) is heading in the wrong direction. They have a lot to deal with, and the film is about real people and how they deal with life and it's problems and setbacks.
The bleak cinematography really fits this film, as does the lack of a score. There is nothing to dance about, so why have music.
The inexperienced actors really shine, and writer/director Lance Hammer has much to be proud of in his first film.
Truly one of the best films of 2008.
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