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American Milkshake (2013)

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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.

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David Andalman, Mariko Munro (co-writer)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Leo Fitzpatrick ... Mr. McCarty
Shareeka Epps ... Henrietta
Tyler Ross ... Jolie
Danny Burstein ... Coach
Anna Friedman ... Jeanette, the Grunge Girl
Georgia Ford Georgia Ford ... Christine
Julia Nolan ... Westbranch Magnet Geek
Eshan Bay ... Haroon
Hannah Bronfman ... Hot Cheerleader
Amarins Laanstra-Corn Amarins Laanstra-Corn ... Maple Ave Kid
Dana Cook Dana Cook ... Maple Ave Kid
Allison Pearce Allison Pearce ... Clinic Receptionist
Hillary Jones Hillary Jones ... Maple Ave Kid
Bradley Williams Bradley Williams ... Assistant Coach
Sarah Forman Sarah Forman ... Sleeping Spanish Teacher
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Jolie is an avid hip-hop fan who romanticizes the tough backgrounds of rappers like Tupac Shakur, dreams of being a rich basketball star, in order to support his African American girlfriend, Henrietta, who is pregnant with another man's baby. He makes the team due to a large donation from his well-off father, and believes that he is one step closer to becoming the one thing that he is not: Black. Written by Anonymous

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Rated R for sexual content, language and a brief nude image

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 January 2013 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Milkshake See more »

Filming Locations:

Maryland, USA

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Milkshake See more »
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Color
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References Tupac multiple times in the movie, in one reference the lead quotes the Tupac song 'Rather Be Ya N' and uses the expression 'Thugged Out' throughout the movie which was first coined in another Tupac song 'Can't C Me'. And while this movie takes place in 1995 neither of those songs were released until 1996. See more »

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Why Should I Cry
Written by Donald Calloway and Larry Calloway
Performed by The Manhattens
Courtesy of The Numero Group
by Arrangement with Bank Robber Music
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"Juno" meets "White Boyz"
29 August 2017 | by sethaw-08460See all my reviews

A decent High School joint mixed with what seemed like a character from "White Boyz." Jolie Jolson (Ross) is unintentionally funny and dare I say "interesting" to follow, though Henrietta (Epps) is the star of the film. Reminiscent of Juno, minus the Yuppie sense of humor and actors who are equally charismatic as their "Juno" counterparts (Ellen Page/Michael Cera). The lead character-Jolie Jolson-is completely clueless to his surroundings and social "norms". With 1995 as the backdrop, his lack of direction becomes a secondary focus when the mid- 90's paradigm is taken into consideration. Henrietta, the awful result of parental enabling, is somehow still regarded compassionately, even after it becomes obvious that her personal issues are the result of her own actions. Jolie's attraction to Henrietta and her "I don't give a sh*t" attitude ends predictably, but it's still attention worthy. The BEST attraction to this film is that the basic concept is: "here's a White boy who wants to Black, but in 1995, at the onset of the "Ghetto Fabulous" movement. Late Gen-Y's/Early Millennials will remember the mid-90's; the era that glorified all things Hip-Hop, and white boys wanted to be "cool;" and "cool" was BLACK. Definitely a "B" quality film, and the dialogue wasn't written by a seasoned pro, but because parts of the film seem to be based on actual occurrences, the film plays out in three acts, like you'd expect, and the leads end properly, with "honest" outcomes.


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