Big Words (2013)

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Set in Brooklyn on the eve of Obama's history-making election, three former members of a promising hip-hop crew cross paths again to discover that some things never change. Former frontman John, once known as Big Words, is now a working class guy who raps only to himself. James is a publicist living with his boyfriend, far removed from the days when he rhymed about getting girls. While DJ Malik still spins records with a longing for the glory days. Together again on the day of a landmark … More

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Drama
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Written By: Neil Drumming
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as John/Big Words

as James / Jayvee Da Ma...

as Terry / DJ Malik

as Bree
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All Critics (6) | Top Critics (3)

Drumming is able to swing from lighter comedic moments to dramatic insights while making it seem effortless.

Full Review… | July 25, 2013
Los Angeles Times
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"Big Words" explores weighty themes with a very light touch.

Full Review… | July 18, 2013
New York Times
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Full of ideas on art, politics, relationships, and the construction of identity, it's that rare film in which black characters aren't amped-up caricatures.

Full Review… | July 16, 2013
Village Voice
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The nuances and layers the actors bring to these complicated, all too real characters and dynamics between them speak far more loudly than any written or spoken word, no matter how big.

Full Review… | August 29, 2013
TheMovieReport.com

A poignant portrait of a very eventful day in the lives of a trio of African-Americans too self-absorbed to care about the fact that Barack Obama was about to win the Presidential Election that night.

Full Review… | July 20, 2013
AALBC.com

While not perfect, its restrained approach makes for ideal counter-programming in which message-mongering takes backseat.

Full Review… | July 15, 2013
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