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Yelling to the Sky (2011)

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As her family falls apart, seventeen year old Sweetness O'Hara is left to fend for herself in a neighborhood where her survival is uncertain.

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Gordon O'Hara
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Jojo Parker (as Sonequa Martin)
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Coleman
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Lil' Man
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Aracely Oriol
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Junior Oriol
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Ola Katherine O'Hara
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Lorene O'Hara
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Fatima Harris
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Cal
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Rob Rodriguez
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As her family falls apart, seventeen year old Sweetness O'Hara is left to fend for herself in a neighborhood where her survival is uncertain.

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Good girl turn bad then....
24 August 2013 | by See all my reviews

Zoë Kravitz is outstanding as Sweetness O'Hara. She has a dysfunctional family in a rough neighborhood. Her black mother is a mess. But her white father is a violent drunk mess. She's a good girl getting picked on. Her older sister can't protect her anymore. Her only option is to turn bad to survive.

The movie starts great with Gabourey Sidibe's group picking on Zoë Kravitz. It has a real energy about it. Eventually she couldn't stand the pressure and help sell drugs. This gives her cred which she uses to turn her fortunes around.

I do have some confusion with some of the characters. Some things seem to be introduced out of nowhere. Maybe it's the editing or maybe it's the writing. Sometimes I'm just not 100% sure about. But it's great overall.


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