5.9/10
706
6 user 25 critic

Yelling to the Sky (2011)

Trailer
2:13 | Trailer

Watch Now

With Prime Video

ALL
As her family falls apart, seventeen year old Sweetness O'Hara is left to fend for herself in a neighborhood where her survival is uncertain.

Director:

Victoria Mahoney
4 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

All Benny wants to do is be more confident, stop thinking so much and fall in love. When he has a chance encounter with Jordan, a woman obsessed with the notion of fate and a magical kind ... See full summary »

Director: Matt Sadowski
Stars: Dov Tiefenbach, Tommie-Amber Pirie, Zoë Kravitz
Drama | Mystery | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

Bishop T.K. Wilson, his wife & two children are a respectable family in their community - Yet the Wilson kids are fighting temptations & their son Dante has thoughts other than taking over his fathers church.

Director: Trey Haley
Stars: Christian Keyes, Clifton Powell, Valarie Pettiford
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5/10 X  

A charismatic drug lord tries to start a new life after he falls for a young woman from Philadelphia.

Director: Preston A. Whitmore II
Stars: Erica Peeples, Misan Akuya, George Arvanitidis
The Man in 3B (2015)
Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  

Daryl Graham (Lamman Rucker) has just moved into a Jamaica, Queens, apartment building and his neighbors, both male and female alike, can't stop talking about him. From his extreme ... See full summary »

Director: Trey Haley
Stars: Lamman Rucker, Christian Keyes, Brely Evans
Brotherly Love III (2015)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Set on the backdrop of Philadelphia's famed Overbrook High School, we track the lives of the nations number one high school basketball player Sergio Taylor as he deals with the early pressures of hood fame.

Director: Jamal Hill
Stars: Keke Palmer, Cory Hardrict, Romeo Miller
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

In the late 80s/ early 1990s, the most feared battle MC in Queens, New York, was a fierce teenage girl with the weight of the world on her shoulders. At the age of 14, Lolita "Roxanne ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Larnell
Stars: Chanté Adams, Nia Long, Mahershala Ali
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

A young man with Tourette's Syndrome embarks on a road trip with his recently-deceased mother's ashes.

Director: Gren Wells
Stars: Zoë Kravitz, Robert Patrick, Robert Sheehan
Crime | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

Based on a true story, a troubled and racist African-American L.A.P.D. Officer will stop at nothing to force out a friendly interracial couple who just moved in next door to him.

Director: Neil LaBute
Stars: Samuel L. Jackson, Patrick Wilson, Kerry Washington
First Match (2018)
Drama | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Hardened by years in foster care, a teenage girl from Brooklyn's Brownsville neighborhood decides that joining the boys wrestling team is the only way back to her estranged father.

Director: Olivia Newman
Stars: Elvire Emanuelle, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Colman Domingo
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.7/10 X  

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.

Directors: David Andalman, Mariko Munro
Stars: Leo Fitzpatrick, Shareeka Epps, Tyler Ross
Cru (2014)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

When four high school best friends' lives are dramatically changed on the night of a near fatal accident, eighteen years later they're reunited, only to discover that a set of past and ... See full summary »

Director: Alton Glass
Stars: Taran Braxton, Ashanna Bri, Jermaine Crawford
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

At first glance, Mica seems a perfectly normal boy. But first glances can often be deceiving... For one, Mica's house is now a museum honouring Guillermo Garibai, the legendary Mexican ... See full summary »

Director: Analeine Cal y Mayor
Stars: Douglas Smith, Zoë Kravitz, Carrie-Anne Moss
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
Zoë Kravitz ... Sweetness O'Hara
Jason Clarke ... Gordon O'Hara
Gabourey Sidibe ... Latonya Williams
Sonequa Martin-Green ... Jojo Parker (as Sonequa Martin)
Maurice Compte ... Junior Oriol
Zabryna Guevara ... Aracely Oriol
Antonique Smith ... Ola Katherine O'Hara
Tim Blake Nelson ... Coleman
E.J. Bonilla ... Rob Rodriguez
Tariq Trotter ... Roland
Marc John Jefferies ... Lil' Man
Yolonda Ross ... Lorene O'Hara
Billy Kay ... Dobbs
Peter Anthony Tambakis ... Drew
Shareeka Epps ... Fatima Harris
Edit

Storyline

As her family falls apart, seventeen year old Sweetness O'Hara is left to fend for herself in a neighborhood where her survival is uncertain.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Drama

Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Official Facebook | Official Site

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 March 2011 (USA) See more »

Edit

Box Office

Budget:

$1,200,000 (estimated)
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Production Co:

YTTS LLC See more »
Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | DTS

Color:

Color | Color (Fujicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Ninety-two page script, was shot in eighteen days total, with two takes maximum. See more »

Soundtracks

June Eyes
Written by Philip Price
Performed by Winterpills
Published by Nettwerk One Music Canada Limited
Courtesy of Signature Sounds
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Good girl turn bad then....
24 August 2013 | by SnoopyStyleSee all my reviews

Sweetness O'Hara (Zoë Kravitz) has a dysfunctional family in a rough neighborhood. Her black mother is a mess and her white father is a violent drunk mess. She's a good girl getting picked on. Her older sister can't protect her anymore. Her only option is to turn bad to survive. Eventually she can't stand the pressure and helps selling drugs. This gives her the cred which she uses to turn her fortunes around.

The movie starts great with Gabourey Sidibe's group picking on Zoë Kravitz. Zoë is outstanding. It has a real energy about it. I do have some confusion with some of the characters. Some things seem to be introduced out of nowhere. Maybe it's the editing or maybe it's the writing. Sometimes I'm just not 100% sure about. Nevertheless, it's great overall.


5 of 6 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 6 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page



Recently Viewed