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Babymother (1998)

A single mother determined to make it as a singer puts together an all girl reggae group named Neeta, Sweeta, & Nastie with her friends. Living in a housing project with little support, the... See full summary »

Director:

Julian Henriques
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Anjela Lauren Smith ... Anita - the Babymother
Wil Johnson ... Byron - her Babyfather
Caroline Chikezie ... Sharon - Her Bestfriend
Jocelyn Jee Esien Jocelyn Jee Esien ... Yvette - her other best friend (as Jocelyn Esien)
Don Warrington ... Luther - the don
Tameka Empson ... Dionne - her rival
Diane Bailey Diane Bailey ... Bee - the promoter
Vas Blackwood ... Caesar - Sharon's guy
Andrea Francis Andrea Francis ... Yvette's Sister
Anton Rice Anton Rice ... Anton
Saffron Lashley Saffron Lashley ... Saffron
Corinne Skinner-Carter Corinne Skinner-Carter ... Edith - Mother
Suzette Llewellyn ... Rose - her sister
Buckley Ranks Buckley Ranks ... Matt
Bushman Bushman ... DJ on Radio
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A single mother determined to make it as a singer puts together an all girl reggae group named Neeta, Sweeta, & Nastie with her friends. Living in a housing project with little support, the odds are obviously against her. Emotionally she struggles too as she learns at her mother's death that her actual mother is the woman she had thought was her older sister. With the help of a female agent, the group starts to get some exposure and rises above their setting. Written by John Sacksteder <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

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From Ragga to Riches

Genres:

Drama | Musical

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for some language and sexuality | See all certifications »
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Babymother
Music and Lyrics by Cinderella and Carroll Thompson
Produced by Carroll Thompson
Voiced by Trilla Jenna
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not very deep, but certainly unique
17 April 2006 | by robskitaylorSee all my reviews

I've heard many people slate this film as 'the worst ever', which is a miserable overreaction. Though the plot could be better etc. it is completely tongue in cheek and such a rare idea - 'a dancehall musical shot on location in Harlesden' - that I like it. Maybe not something I'd watch too many times, but the fact that it's out there is enough to make me smile. Especially if it winds up people who are unwilling to suspend their own narrow views of the world. How the female toasters use their vibrant sexuality as expression, opposed to the aggressiveness of the male counterparts that dominate the scene in reality (Buju Banton etc) is interesting. There's a pretty decent D&B tune in their at one point too. Think of it as a reaction to the falseness of the Spice Girls 'girl power' doing the global marketing rounds at the time.


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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 September 1998 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

A kismama See more »

Filming Locations:

Harlesden, London, England, UK See more »

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Budget:

GBP2,000,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color
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