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30 Years to Life (2002)




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A handful of close friends, due to turn 30, discover that their dreams for the future are running headfirst into the realities of adulthood in this character-driven comedy-drama. Natalie (Melissa De Sousa) is a banker who is happy with her job, but is tired of being single, and her pursuit of a husband is taking her down several blind alleys in the world of dating. Joy (Erika Alexander) has developed a similar desire to settle down and get married, but while she has a long-term boyfriend, Leland (T.E. Russell), he isn't so sure he wants to make a lifetime commitment. Troy (Tracy Morgan) is a comic who has been on the verge of a career breakthrough for years, but he's started to wonder if his big break is ever going to arrive. Maleek (Allen Payne) is a white-collar executive who thinks life is passing him by, and is pondering giving up a stable career to start over as a male model. And Stephanie (Paula Jai Parker) is comfortable with her job in real estate, but she's not so comfortable with herself as she struggles with a weight problem she's had since childhood. 30 Years for Life marked the directorial debut for Vanessa Middleton, who previously distinguished herself as a television writer for such series as Cosby and Hangin' With Mr. Cooper.more
Rating: R (language and some sexuallity)
Genre: Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Vanessa Middleton
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On DVD: Apr 6, 2004
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Critic Reviews for 30 Years to Life

All Critics (10) | Top Critics (4)

Too many exchanges are sitcom-smooth.

Full Review… | May 8, 2003
Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Top Critic

Middleton ... has assembled a clique of familiar, broadly drawn characters, but her film manages to rise above sitcom status, thanks to their sassy repartee.

April 5, 2002
New York Post
Top Critic

A light, engaging, well-carpentered film, with a quick wit and a sense of character just deep enough to lend some weight to the laugh lines.

Full Review… | April 4, 2002
New York Times
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Full Review… | May 20, 2008
Top Critic

Sitcom-ish but lively and amusing ensemble comedy that treats its intelligent, emotionally conflicted characters with respect...

May 15, 2003
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)

Don't let the title fool you into dismissing this as another Steven Seagal action snooze.

May 13, 2003
Creative Loafing

Audience Reviews for 30 Years to Life

surprisingly good character
study of 30 something urban life, I even liked Tracy
Morgan in this picture and
thats saying a lot

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