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G (2005)



Critic Consensus: Race and class struggles come to the Hamptons in this reworking of The Great Gatsby with a hip-hop flavor. Unfortunately, too many subplots and a lack of believable characters spoil an otherwise novel concept.

Movie Info

Writer-director Christopher Scott Cherot (Hav Plenty) based his second feature, G, on F. Scott Fitzgerald's classic novel The Great Gatsby. Tre (Andre Royo), a writer for a music magazine, goes out to the Hamptons to interview a wealthy and mysterious rap mogul, Summer G (Richard T. Jones), who's recently bought a home there. Tre first stops in on his cousin Sky (Chenoa Maxwell, who also starred in Hav Plenty) and her control-freak millionaire husband, Chip (Blair Underwood). Tre soon learns that Chip is brazenly cheating on Sky, and he even witnesses Chip smack his girlfriend around. Tre doesn't have much luck getting close to Summer G, until the music impresario finds out that Tre is related to Sky, whom he dated in college. Summer G asks Tre to arrange a meeting with Sky, and Tre, apparently upset with the way Chip has been treating Sky, helps Summer G connect with his old flame. Summer G tells Sky that he still loves her, and she begins an affair with him. The snobby old-money Chip, already predisposed to dislike Summer G because of his hip-hop lifestyle, suspects that there's something going on, and plots to have Summer G chased from their exclusive Hamptons neighborhood. G was produced by Andrew Lauren, fashion designer Ralph Lauren's son, who also appears in the film as Adam Gordon, Summer G's manager. G was shown at the 2002 Tribeca Film Festival and at the 2002 Urbanworld Film Festival. ~ Josh Ralske, Rovimore
Rating: R (for language, some sexuality and brief violence)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Directed By:
Written By: Charles E. Drew, Christopher Scott Cherot, Charles E. Drew Jr., Charles Drew
In Theaters:
On DVD: Mar 28, 2006
Box Office: $3.0M
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Blair Underwood
as Chip Hightower
Chenoa Maxwell
as Sky Hightower
Andre Royo
as Tracy 'Tre' Newman
Andrew Lauren
as Adam Gordon
Laz Alonso
as Craig Lewis
Lalanya Masters
as Nicole Marshall
Nicoye Banks
as B. Mo Smoov
Jillian Lindsey
as Daizy Duke
Sonja Sohn
as Shelly
Damian Young
as Gene Underhill
Miko Tam
as Peter
Tara Ashley
as Girl Fan No. 1
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Critic Reviews for G

All Critics (33) | Top Critics (20)

Another strikeout, further destroying F. Scott Fitzgerald's film batting average.

Full Review… | November 2, 2005
Entertainment Weekly
Top Critic

No green light but the one mistakenly given to start production.

Full Review… | November 1, 2005
Village Voice
Top Critic

I still thought there were enough good performances, great visuals, and an interesting examination of a lifestyle in a way that we haven't seen a lot of times in movies for me to recommend it.

Full Review… | October 31, 2005
Ebert & Roeper
Top Critic

An unpolished but entertaining tragedy filled with outstanding performances and memorable moments.

Full Review… | October 28, 2005
San Francisco Chronicle
Top Critic

You should never make a movie about boundless, conspicuous wealth on an indie budget.

Full Review… | October 28, 2005
Orlando Sentinel
Top Critic

We beat on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the sha-fizzle-dizzle.

Full Review… | October 28, 2005
Newark Star-Ledger
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for G


A pretty good drama. A lesson is taught about the consequences of dwelling on old flames from the past.

Fascade Fiveoneeight

Super Reviewer



[font=Times New Roman][size=3][color=white]Summer G is a famous record mogul in a similar fashion to Russell Simmons. As Summer grew in the industry he lost the love of his life, Sky. Sky?s cousin, Tre, is a writer for a music magazine. While working to obtain interviews for his magazine, Tre brings the now married Sky to a party with him where they run into Summer G. It has been 10 years since Summer and Sky last saw each other and much has changed in their lives since their last encounter. Sky will have to decide if it is worth throwing away her marriage for the one guy she ever loved.[/color][/size][/font]
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[font=Times New Roman][size=3][color=white]Christopher Scott Cherot, director of Box Marley and The Male Groupie, delivers G. The storyline for this film was original, well presented, and felt realistic of the rap industry. The depiction of the music artists were wonderful and thought provoking. The acting was okay but nothing special.[/color][/size][/font]
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[size=3][font=Times New Roman][color=white]G was a movie I happened to catch while flicking through the channels last night. I had never heard of it, but I remembered watching Richard T. Jones in The Wood, so I gave this a shot. There was nothing especially different about this film other than a depiction of the genre without a whole lot of violence. There was an obvious good and bad guy and a friend and ?love? get caught in the middle. Overall, this was an average movie with a few cliché scenes (the last question to Summer G). G is better than a lot of films that come out in this genre but nothing special. [/color][/font][/size]
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[font=Times New Roman][size=3][color=white]Grade: C[/color][/size][/font]

Kevin Robbins

we're currently watching it in my english class and from what i saw its ok. to be honest, i like the original great gatsby movie over this one. i guess it's because i kind of like the old fashioned movies lol

Jen O

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