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White teenager Jolie Jolson is trying to get on the high school basketball team, because Jolie thinks it will bring him one step closer to becoming the one thing that he is not: African-American.

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Jolie is an avid hip-hop fan who romanticizes the tough backgrounds of rappers like Tupac Shakur, dreams of being a rich basketball star, in order to support his African American girlfriend, Henrietta, who is pregnant with another man's baby. He makes the team due to a large donation from his well-off father, and believes that he is one step closer to becoming the one thing that he is not: Black. Written by Anonymous

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Rated R for sexual content, language and a brief nude image

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The basketball poster hanging above Jolie's basement couch is actually a Paul Pfiffer piece. See more »

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The Feeling is Mutual
Written by Donald Calloway and Larry Calloway
Performed by The Manhattens
Courtesy of The Numero Group
by Arrangement with Bank Robber Music
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Spin it old school
24 March 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Milkshake is a period piece that takes the viewer to the 1990s. The setting is a high school where the main character Jolie Jolson, who is the great-great-grandson of the famed singer Al Jolson is an odyssey of self discover. He has that high school angst where he balances independence while staying between the lines establishes by the authority figures in his life. Jolie balances life, relationship, and sex as he deals with the present and plans for an unforeseen future. This movie brings out a nostalgic view of the simpler days of the 90s, when a less connected world made for more leeway on learning from youthful indiscretions. I saw this film as part of the Atlanta Film Festival


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