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Filly Brown (2012)

R | | Drama, Music | 19 April 2013 (USA)
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A promising hip-hop rhymer from Los Angeles finds herself in a gray area when a record producer offers her a compromising shot at stardom.

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Eddie Vargas
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Leandro
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Big Cee
Francine Hinostrow ...
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Linda
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Memo
Michelle Milan ...
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Storyline

Maria Jose 'Majo' Tonorio is a tough LA street poet who spits from the heart. After meeting a talented DJ she cuts her first demo under the guidance of a small time hustler more interested in promoting Majo's sexuality than her lyrics. Soon a major label and its strong-arm executive come calling. Convinced that a record deal will deliver much needed money for the family, Majo is suddenly faced with some stark choices. Does she accept the deal and turn her back on the friends who got her to the precipice of success or does she let a golden opportunity slip away. Written by Anonymous

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Drama | Music

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language, some drug use and violence | See all certifications »

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19 April 2013 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Filly Brown - O Preço do Sucesso  »

Box Office

Budget:

$427,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$1,478,323 (USA) (19 April 2013)

Gross:

$2,833,383 (USA) (24 May 2013)
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Singer Jenni Rivera's film debut and final film. She tragically perished in airplane crash in Mexico on December 9, 2012, months before the film's release. See more »

Soundtracks

Wisdom
Written by Youssef Delara, David Bianchi, Mico Olmos, Edward Rios, Reza Safinia, David Salas, and Braxon Tomasello
Performed by Gina Rodriguez
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It's not bad but I wouldn't say it's that great either
3 July 2013 | by (Sweden) – See all my reviews

The leadactress who plays Filly Brown feels pretty natural and for a minute there I thought maybe she's a real rapper, I started doubting that though when they repeated the same verse on 3 or 4 songs (I lost count) and yeah that annoyed me.

Lou Diamond Philips, Chingo Bling, Noel G does a fine jobs as well but the script feels kinda forced, it should have prolly tried to make it more about Filly Browns struggle then the situations she gets caught up in (and yes there's a difference).

It should also been a little grittier, feels a little sugarcoated at times, and what's up with Filly Brown's friends? The only thing they seem to be up to in life is hoping that Filly will make it so they could become backupdancers for her or some crap, doesn't make sense to me.

It's better than a lot of other 8 MILE-wannabes like Anne B Real and When Thugz Cry that's for sure but no it's far from being as good as 8 MILE though IMO.

I give it a 5/10 which for me represents a okay movie, almost a additional .5 for Gina's performance.


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