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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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References Tupac multiple times in the movie, in one reference the lead quotes the Tupac song 'Rather Be Ya N' and uses the expression 'Thugged Out' throughout the movie which was first coined in another Tupac song 'Can't C Me'. And while this movie takes place in 1995 neither of those songs were released until 1996. See more »


Why Should I Cry
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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Cutting satire.
14 February 2013 | by (New York City) – See all my reviews

This movie gets it done!

A damn funny look at the intersection of race, class, and teenage babymommadrama in an suburban high school in the early 1990s (right around the time of Mike Tyson, OJ Simpson, the Million Man March). A cutting satire of all those white kids trying to be hood, featuring a lovable sociopath as a protagonist. It is a hard movie to wrap your headaround, especially because the parts that filled me with with the most nostalgia, were also the parts where the satire cut the deepest. That said, the spot on early 1990s details brought tears to my eyes (just not sure if I was cringing or laughing).

Definitely worth watching twice.

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