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Pimp (2018)

Not Rated | | Crime, Drama, Romance | 9 November 2018 (USA)
An urban love story set on the hard streets of the Bronx. A struggling female Pimp, named Wednesday, grows up learning the game from her dad. Once he's gone she's left to look out for her prostitute mother and girlfriend Nikki.

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Christine Crokos

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Cast

Credited cast:
Keke Palmer ... Wednesday
Paola Lázaro ... Louisa
Aunjanue Ellis ... Gloria May
Vanessa Morgan ... Destiny
Edi Gathegi ... Kenny Wayne
Haley Ramm ... Nikki
Lyrica Okano ... Kim
DMX ... Midnight John
Jose Guns Alves ... Drug Dealer
Taliyah Whitaker ... Young Wednesday
Ashley Blankenship ... Blondie
Curtis Lyons ... Shooter
Manny Ureña ... Guy #2
Paige Searcy ... Charlie
Patricia Pinto ... Science
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Storyline

An urban gritty drama set on the streets of the Bronx. Wednesday, a female pimp, grows up learning the game from her dad. Once he's gone she is left looking after her prostitute mom, and her girlfriend Nikki. In need of more money to survive, Nikki turns tricks changing their luck. Rising up in the game, Wednesday continues to hustle hard for a dream of a better life for her girls and a ticket out of the ghetto. But when Wednesday pulls a stripper named Destiny, she comes face to face with a male Pimp who runs a more dangerous game. In a ferocious battle for survival of the fittest, Wednesday fights for love and risks all to protect Nikki.

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Taglines:

All Girl. All Pimp.

Genres:

Crime | Drama | Romance

Certificate:

Not Rated

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Both cast members, Haley Ramm and Edi Gathegi, appeared in two separate X-Men movies; Haley Ramm as Young Jean Grey in X-Men: The Last Stand (2006) and Edi Gathegi as Darwin/Armando Munõz in X-Men: First Class (2011) See more »

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30 October 2019 | by iammobarrySee all my reviews

This is a powerful movie. It is relentlessly dark, as is life on the street. It makes no apologies and does not glamorize that life. It looks absolutely gorgeous, which reminds you as the viewer that this is a narrative film. However, it's so realistic at times, as if a documentary; you can feel the chill in the air, smell of car exhaust, and suffocating nature of life in the ghetto. Keke Palmer makes such a turn in this movie as a young, tough female pimp trying to make it happen for herself and those she cares for, while juggling the violence and cutthroat nature of the streets and profession which she was raised in. Kenny the pimp is terrifying! I really enjoyed the escalating tension between the two of them.

Anyway, I enjoyed this movie and the effort that was clearly put into it. The images stick with me. They're unsettling and stark reminder that this life exists, and people who get involved in it do so for myriad reasons, all often rooted in desperation to survive.

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 November 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Chicago, Illinois, USA See more »

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2.35 : 1
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