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Ghett'a Life (2011)

TV-MA | | Action, Drama | 2 December 2011 (UK)
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A ghetto teenager battles against the odds to become a boxing champion.

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Winston Bell ... Manuel - Coach
Kevoy Burton ... Derrick
O'Daine Clarke ... Big Toe
Carl Davis ... Lenford
Hugh Douse ... Community Person #2
Chris M. Hutchinson ... Tek It
Chris McFarlane ... Don Sin
Teddy Price ... Jingles
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Lenford Salmon ... M.P. Hewlett
Lisa Williams ... Camella
Kadeem Wilson ... Gully Rat
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Ghetto teenager Derrick longs to be a professional boxer and represent Jamaica at the Olympics, but the gym that will make him a contender is in the opposing 'garrison' community, which means he has to risk his life in order to follow his dream. Ghett'a Life explores the hypocrisy of Jamaican politics, as power crazy 'dons', manipulate MPs and kill anyone who refuses to obey them. Written by Anonymous

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Viver na Jamaica  »

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$1,200,000 (estimated)
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Written by 'Rodney Price' & 'Dave Kelly'
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Great true Jamaican movie! 5/10
7 July 2013 | by See all my reviews

Review: I quite enjoyed this movie because it didn't glorify the violence in Jamaica, like many other films do, and it shows that some people can find there way out of the ghetto. As I have Jamaican parents, I didn't have to bother with the annoying subtitles and I was able to understand the many complex situations. The director put the movie together well and he made the audience care about what happens to the main character who was just looking for a way out. I also enjoyed the cinematography which made the movie more believable and it brought back some good memories. I think that people will find something that they will enjoy in the film because it covers a wide spectrum of life in Jamaica. Enjoyable!

Round-Up: A lot of people that watch the movie will have to use the subtitles because some of the twang is quite coarse and the characters talk quite fast. The political problems in Jamaica, still exist and there is a major divide between the 2 parties, which is premise of the movie so the situation is very real. I just hope that the film gets the viewers that it deserved.

Budget: $1.2million Worldwide Gross: N/A

I recommend this movie to people who are into Jamaican movies of a young boy trying to get out of the ghetto. 5/10


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