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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 election, the friends reckon with dreams diferred and new hopes. (c) Official Site

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Dorian Missick
as John/Big Words
Gbenga Akinnagbe
as James / Jayvee Da Mac
Darien Sills-Evans
as Terry / DJ Malik
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Critic Reviews for Big Words

All Critics (6) | Top Critics (4)

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

July 25, 2013 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…
Los Angeles Times
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"Big Words" explores weighty themes with a very light touch.

July 18, 2013 | Rating: 4/5
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.

July 16, 2013 | Full Review…
Village Voice
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While not perfect, its restrained approach makes for ideal counter-programming in which message-mongering takes backseat.

July 15, 2013 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…
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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.

August 29, 2013 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

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.

July 20, 2013 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

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