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Before I Self Destruct (2009)

R  |  Video  |   |  Action, Crime, Drama  |  16 November 2009 (USA)
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Clarence (as Curtis Jackson)
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Sean
Elijah Williams ...
Shocka
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Princess
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Rafael
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First Victim
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Cedrick
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Freddie (as Gabrielle Casseus)
Kar ...
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Jay (as Carlos Jones)
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Tiny
Eve Lora ...
Mrs. Ortiz
Tayuana 'T.J.' Jones ...
Ronette
Angel Lola Luv ...
Mona (as Angel)
O.G. Mack McLean ...
Mr. Harris
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A coming of age story about an inner-city youth raised by a hardworking single mother. When his dream of becoming a basketball player fails to materialize, he finds himself employed in a supermarket. After his mother is tragically gunned down, Clarence (played by Jackson) is consumed by revenge and takes up a life of crime in order to support his younger brother. Written by Anonymous

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Rated R for bloody violence, pervasive language and some strong sexuality | See all certifications »
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The directorial debut from Curtis Jackson (50 Cent), and was delivered with his fourth album 'Before I Self Destruct'. See more »

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It's Going Down
Performed by Mike Knox
Produced by Ky Miller for Mudd Monkey Inc.
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Typical Street Movie
3 September 2012 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

Recently watched this movie on youtube. So many times i wanted to turn it off because it was so bad, but it was so bad I couldn't turn away if that makes any sense. The acting at times was quite comical but I've seen worse. 50 Cent's acting has improved since "Get Rich or Die Trying". However that's not saying much as he can still seem a bit stiff and often times can come across as being "robotic" in some scenes.

The "kill" scenes are pretty authentic and brutal. The story is basic but lacks depth. I've seen worse street movies than this (Belly 2). I will commend 50 Cent for directing/writing/acting in this movie. It's hard work and for a debut in directing/writing, he did pretty well. I wouldn't recommend this movie to anyone, but if your a fan of 50 Cent and G Unit, then feel free to check it out.

4.5/10


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