Two brothers, survivors of family tragedy, take different life paths: one falls for a high-spirited waitress and dreams of success, the other follows a life of petty crime. Their lives reconnect in shattering fashion.
The story of a young man, Jason (Allen Payne) who must confront his trauma-induced insecurity about love, as well as a sense of owed responsibility to his mother and troubled brother Joshua (Bokeem Woodbine). Jason, an assistant manager and sales clerk at an electronics store, falls in love with Lyric (Jada Pinkett Smith) and finds happiness, but his family history and mentally ill war veteran father, Maddog (Forest Whitaker) plague his life's plans before he can leave it all for a better life.Written by
The film originally received an "NC-17" rating, but after a few seconds were edited from the sex scenes it received an "R" instead. See more »
The bank and the bank parking lot during the robbery scene are not in the same location; the parking lot is located in the Eleanor Tinsley Park complex off Allen Parkway west of Downtown Houston. The Bank is located inside Loop 610 in the Heights between T.C. Jester and Airline Drive, about 5 miles from downtown. See more »
Jason's Lyric is clearly one of the best urban love stories ever put on film. The direction by Doug McHerny showed real talent as did his screenpaly. Allen Payne and Jada Pinkett both showed early lead acting roles in this good film. Finally I think Forrest Whitaker and Bokeem Woodbine both deserved Oscar nods for their work. I give it **** out of ****.
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