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Explicit Ills (2008)

R | | Drama, Romance | 6 March 2009 (USA)
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A drama of four interconnecting stories revolving around love, drugs and poverty in Philadelphia.

Director:

Mark Webber

Writer:

Mark Webber
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Paul Dano ... Rocco
Rosario Dawson ... Babo's Mom
Naomie Harris ... Jill
Lou Taylor Pucci ... Jacob
Frankie Shaw ... Michelle
Tariq Trotter ... Kaleef
Francisco Burgos ... Babo
Martin Cepeda Martin Cepeda ... Demitri (as Martin Ceoeda Jr.)
Destini Edwards Destini Edwards ... The Girl
Ross K. Kim Ross K. Kim ... Heslin (as Ross K. Kim-McManus)
Tim Dowlin ... Chris
Rebecca Comerford Rebecca Comerford ... Kelly
Nicole Mitchell Nicole Mitchell ... Nicole
Rukiya Thomas Rukiya Thomas ... Maria
Sam Meyerson Sam Meyerson ... Sam
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A drama of four interconnecting stories revolving around love, drugs and poverty in Philadelphia.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

One voice will change everything.

Genres:

Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language and some drug use

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 March 2009 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

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Box Office

Budget:

$1,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$9,125, 8 March 2009

Gross USA:

$28,564
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Connections

References Willow (1988) See more »

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Stinky Reggae
Written by Khari Mateen
Performed by Khari Mateen
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A manipulative after school special
11 October 2008 | by vbmiloSee all my reviews

I heard so much good things about these but then I saw it and I must say i was not impressed. I thought it was very formulaic and jarring. The characters were indie film cardboard cutouts. None of the performances stood out despite a strong cast but you couldn't blame them as the dialogue was trite and uneventful. This was a standard crash-esquire drama with a decent message that was told more vividly at the Q & A by the director Mark Webber than was portrayed in the film. Sorry, wanted to like it but it just didn't mesh or flow. But I must say a good chunk of the audience members enjoyed it, as it seemed to move them. But as an avid film lover, i was not engrossed in any of the characters(I just wanted the movie to end) It felt like a hallmark special movie albeit with good, urban score that was frankly the best part of the film. The film is way over saturated but I know that's what the director intended.


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