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Big Words (2013)

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Members of a once-promising hip-hop group, now in their late 30's, struggle with regret, disappointment, and change on Election Night 2008.

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Neil Drumming

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Neil Drumming

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Credited cast:
Dorian Missick ... John
Gbenga Akinnagbe ... James
Darien Sills-Evans ... Malik
Yaya DaCosta ... Annie (as Yaya Alafia)
Zachary Booth ... Ben Shine
Jean Grae Jean Grae ... Bree
Amir Arison ... Eddie
Lucy Walters ... Sheila
Francis Benhamou ... Sam
Suzy Jane Hunt ... Tracy (as Suzy Hunt)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Malik Burke Malik Burke ... Junior
J. Bernard Calloway ... Bubby
Ta-Nehisi Coates ... Writer at Bookstore
Johnny Hopkins ... Record Store Clerk
Mina Joo ... Stripper
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Members of a once-promising hip-hop group, now in their late 30's, struggle with regret, disappointment, and change on Election Night 2008.

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Comedy | Drama

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Let Me Touch You
Written by Mela Machinko and Mr. Len
Performed by Showtyme
Produced by Mr. Len
Courtesy of Lenmusic
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I'm no critic just a movie watcher, 'Word!'
21 July 2016 | by solomon_goonerSee all my reviews

The movie is about a disbanded rap group with potential that never materialised and we see where each member is at later in life, the movie handles social and political themes but at the core It's a character piece.

Heavy characterisation is what makes this film shine there's no real melodrama or climax or foreshadowing (hate that) just people living out their lives and we get a view at it, and with such an approach writing is key which this movie nails, the writing is authentic in a way that's comfortable to watch, it's like it takes pains not necessarily to be real but ideal. Its stylings remind me of a Richard Linklater film and in much the same way after the film is finished it leaves me pondering about life.

User reviews these days are overly critical throwing out big words ;) and handing in what seems like school assignments but I watch films, read books, play games or do anything ENTERTAINING to be entertained a place where critiquing should stay out. When I finish a movie I ask myself did I enjoy it if yes I don't waste effort explaining why I didn't enjoy it more. I always say if you're a 7/10 movie then be the best version of a 7/10 movie and when achieved you want for nothing when the credits roll and the same is true with Big Words.


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Country:

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Language:

English

Release Date:

1 September 2014 (Netherlands) See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$7,371, 21 July 2013

Gross USA:

$8,965

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$8,965
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