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G (2005)

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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.

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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, Rovi

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Cast

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 (29) | Top Critics (17)

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

November 2, 2005 | Rating: C | Full Review…
Entertainment Weekly
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No green light but the one mistakenly given to start production.

November 1, 2005
Village Voice
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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.

October 31, 2005
Ebert & Roeper
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An unpolished but entertaining tragedy filled with outstanding performances and memorable moments.

October 28, 2005 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…
San Francisco Chronicle
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You should never make a movie about boundless, conspicuous wealth on an indie budget.

October 28, 2005 | Rating: 2/5
Orlando Sentinel
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We beat on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the sha-fizzle-dizzle.

October 28, 2005 | Rating: 2/4
Newark Star-Ledger
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Audience Reviews for G

½

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

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