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Before I Self Destruct (2009)

A coming of age story about an inner-city youth raised by a hardworking single mother. When his dream of becoming a basketball player fails to materialize, he finds himself employed in a ... See full summary »

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... Clarence (as Curtis Jackson)
... Sean
Elijah Williams ... Shocka
Sasha Del Valle ... Princess
... Rafael
... First Victim
... Cedrick
... Freddie (as Gabrielle Casseus)
Kar ... Miss Jenkins
... Jay (as Carlos Jones)
Shorty Red ... Tiny
Eve Lora ... Mrs. Ortiz
Tayuana 'T.J.' Jones ... Ronette
LoLa Monroe ... Mona (as Angel)
O.G. Mack McLean ... Mr. Harris
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A coming of age story about an inner-city youth raised by a hardworking single mother. When his dream of becoming a basketball player fails to materialize, he finds himself employed in a supermarket. After his mother is tragically gunned down, Clarence (played by Jackson) is consumed by revenge and takes up a life of crime in order to support his younger brother. Written by Anonymous

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Rated R for bloody violence, pervasive language and some strong sexuality | See all certifications »
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The directorial debut from Curtis Jackson (50 Cent), and was delivered with his fourth album 'Before I Self Destruct'. See more »

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Try Me
Performed by 50 Cent
Produced by Ky Miller for Mudd Monkey Inc.
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Pretty decent movie
23 September 2010 | by See all my reviews

I'm far from a 50 Cent fan but I was overall pretty impressed with this movie. It's a very standard hood/crime drama that doesn't exactly break much, if any new ground. There's lots of macho posturing and blood and even a gratuitous girl on girl scene. The plot kind of stagnates towards the middle of the film but still is able to stay interesting.

The acting is one of the more surprised positive aspects. Curtis is average-solid as usual but Clifton Powell really knocks it out of the park and none of the supporting cast is bad enough to ruin the movie, which is usually the case with similar movies.

If you're a fan of the genre it's worth taking a look at if its on Showtime or maybe even for a rental if you're also a 50 fan.


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