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All Things Fall Apart (2011)

R  |   |  Drama, Sport  |  5 March 2011 (USA)
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A drama centered around a promising football running back during his senior year in college.

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Deon (as Curtis '50 cent' Jackson)
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Chanel Farrel ...
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Paramedic (as Corey William Large)
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Young Sean
Henry Ramsey ...
Young Dion
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Willis Lee ...
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Alice Kennedy ...
Doctor Lee
Hugh Maguire ...
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A drama centered around a promising football running back during his senior year in college.

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Drama | Sport

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Rated R for language, sexual references and some drug use | See all certifications »
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5 March 2011 (USA)  »

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50 Cent weighed 160 pounds when he portrayed the cancer-stricken Deon. The rapper went through a nine-week liquid diet and went on a treadmill three hours a day, losing his entire muscular frame. He has gained more than 40 pounds back after filming wrapped. See more »

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In the game against the Thunder, the scoreboard shows "Lakers (Deon's team) 24, Chargers 28." There are no Chargers in the game. See more »

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Referenced in Bad Movie Beatdown: Set Up (2013) See more »

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Pass The Patron
Written by Marvin Bernard and Michael Harper
Performed by Tony Yayo featuring 50 Cent
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Geeky Randy's summary
21 November 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

2011 drama about promising football running back 50 Cent and his unexpected fight with a deadly disease that plagues his senior year in college and chances at the NFL. The film opens with very poor acting—child-actors are always a longshot, and Lynn Whitfield's attempt at an overly proud mother just feels overdone compared to the realistic subtle emotions of Sanders, Heggins and even rapper 50 Cent in the lead role, who lost around 54 pounds for the part. And yes, while this movie has its flaws, and while one might assume this would've been a more successful film with a more commercial cast, there are some incredibly commendable creative choices in this very depressing story. What makes it so compelling are the characters' motivations, which are very different from the Hollywood cookie-cutter melodrama, but are just as interesting—a lot of the film's characters seem far more three-dimensional than what we're used to seeing nowadays. Very much a story about how the loved ones of an ill person can also suffer emotionally and financially. Director Van Peebles is great in the supporting role of the stepfather, who is loving but tries to live his dreams through his sick stepson.

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