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Black and Blue (2009)

PG-13  |   |  Drama  |  23 October 2009 (USA)
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With a meth-addict for a mother and a non-existent father, AMBER (17) doesn't have much in this world, except for one thing...her music. Through circumstances beyond her control Amber ends ... See full summary »

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With a meth-addict for a mother and a non-existent father, AMBER (17) doesn't have much in this world, except for one thing...her music. Through circumstances beyond her control Amber ends up on the streets on Los Angeles. Navigating her way through the world of the homeless, Amber finds solace in a run-down music store where she meets an old-time blues musician, BILLY. Billy's life has become outdated. Not needed. And unnecessary. Having lost his daughter many years ago, Billy unknowingly looks to heal some of his wounds by helping Amber. Living on the streets there is also a group of kids that perform music on the Long Beach Promenade for money. Amber finds herself being drawn to this group. She eventually starts to hang with these kids, using her musical abilities to pay her way. Over the course of a month, Amber finds that sometimes we can find acceptance in the most unexpected places. That sometimes things aren't always so black and white because sometimes the pain we all carry ... Written by Anonymous

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On the streets you've got nowhere to turn--You've got to turn your life around. See more »

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Rated PG-13 for thematic material including drug content and some domestic abuse, and for language
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17 February 2012 | by (Germany) – See all my reviews

I went into this movie with pretty much no idea what I would be watching. I merely knew I had an indie movie in front of me. Black and Blue has a somewhat interesting storyline and even a few decent moments. However most of the acting (at least all of the main cast) is horrible, the cinematography - especially the general tone of the movie

  • is pretty uninteresting, seems unfinished.




Sadly, whenever one thinks the movie might take a turn for the better in one or the other scene, raised hopes fall apart just after the next cut.

The only good thing about this movie is the soundtrack. There are quite some decent independent tunes on here but that alone doesn't make it passable. Sad, since the material might have been a decent base for a really good movie...

What could have been a nice film turned out to be quite disappointing.


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