Explicit Ills

2008, Drama, 1h 27m

26 Reviews 100,000+ Ratings

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Though its politics can be heavy-handed at times, Mark Webber's directorial debut is sincere and well-acted. Read critic reviews

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Various lives intersect within urban Philadelphia in unpredictable and dramatic ways. Babo (Francisco Burgos), a young asthmatic boy, resides with his mom (Rosario Dawson) in a rough part of town, and their quirky neighbor Demitri (Martin Cepeda) is intent on improving his life by posing as a smart kid. Elsewhere in the city, Jill (Naomie Harris) is having a marital crisis and must contend with her teen son, who has become obsessed with bodybuilding.

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  • Jul 07, 2008
    Ensemble drama clumsily works its way to a Big Message.
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