Poetic Justice (1993)
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R&B star Janet Jackson made an impressive film debut in Poetic Justice as Justice, a hairdresser at a small salon in South Central Los Angeles. Justice uses her poetry to deal with her grief after her boyfriend is killed in a shooting incident at a drive-in. Hired to work at a hair stylists' event in Oakland, Justice is stranded when her car breaks down, until she remembers that her friend Ieasha (Regina King) was going to hop a ride down to Oakland with her boyfriend Chicago (Joe Torry), a
Jul 23, 1993 Wide
May 8, 2001
Columbia Pictures Corporation
Roger Guenveur Smith
John Cothran Jr.
Dedrick D. Gobert
Clifton Collins Jr.
Special K. McCray
Woman on Couch
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John Singleton's follow-up to his stunning debut, Boys N the Hood, is a major disappointment--a sophomore jinx.
The two leads are raw but completely intriguing, and Poetic Justice offers a slice of the urban story that we generally don't get to see.
A quiet, personal story that should have been louder, bolder.
Audience Reviews for Poetic Justice
- Panhandler: You got any spare change brother?
- Lucky: Hell no. you'll end up drinking it up. But I can give you a stamp so you can mail your ass a job application
- Lucky: She needs to get her ass a job at a liquor store as much as she be drinking.
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