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Lullaby (2008)

An American mother receives word that her drug addled son has been kidnapped by a drug lord operating in South Africa.

Director:

Darrell Roodt (as Darrell James Roodt)

Writers:

Ivan Milborrow (screenplay), Donald A. Barton (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast overview:
Melissa Leo ... Stephanie Armstrong
Joey Dedio ... T-Boy
Lisa-Marie Schneider Lisa-Marie Schneider ... Tina
Renier Basson Renier Basson ... Steven Armstrong
Richard Njoki Richard Njoki ... Gimar
Meren Reddy ... Taxi driver
Fiona Ramsay Fiona Ramsay ... Elizabeth
Kyle Siebert Kyle Siebert ... Kyle
Russel Savadier ... Joe
LaDonna Pettijohn LaDonna Pettijohn ... Flo (as Ladonna Pettijohn)
Andre Odendaal Andre Odendaal ... Pawn shop owner
Jason Kennett Jason Kennett ... Pharmacy clerk
Robert Colman Robert Colman ... Sugardaddy (as Robert Coleman)
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What would you do for love? An American mother receives word that her drug addled son has been kidnapped and is being held for ransom by a drug lord operating in South Africa. She makes the journey to South Africa to pay the ransom only to run into violent and dangerous obstacles as she faces the kidnappers in the mean streets of Johannesburg. Her only chance to get her son back alive is to work with her son's pregnant girlfriend who is fighting her own battle against the drug lord. Written by Anonymous

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Rated R for drug content, language, some violence and sexuality | See all certifications »
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Country:

South Africa

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 February 2008 (USA) See more »

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South Africa See more »

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Budget:

$3,000,000 (estimated)
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Dolby Digital EX

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12 January 2012 | by valis1949See all my reviews

LULLABY does have a certain 'down-beat charm', but Melisa Leo's fine character acting is completely lost in this preposterous script. Not a single plot-point is even remotely believable. The entire plot turns on a single event. A woman gets a call from halfway around the world that her son will be harmed if she doesn't come up with some money. We don't know exactly what the deal is, but we know that it is a time for desperate measures. But, who would (could?) fly from a trashy trailer-park in the USA to Johannesburg, South Africa to pay a couple of thousand dollars in ransom? She spent more than that to get there! And, what follows is a random collection of shootings, armed robberies, public beatings of pregnant women, and excessive cigarette smoking that just get wilder, and wilder. This one is very hard to wrap your mind around.


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