Life Support (2006)

Life Support (2006)

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Produced by Jamie Foxx for HBO, this drama stars Queen Latifah as Ana a woman struggling to maintain a happy life despite being HIV-positive. Though her home-life seems happy with a loving husband and young daughter, Ana remains haunted by a past that produced Kelly (Rachel Nicks), a resentful estranged older daughter who now lives with Ana's mother. Juxtaposed with Ana's healthy approach to life with HIV is Amare (Evan Ross), a friend of Kelly's who uses narcotics to deal with the disease. Life Support screened at the 2007 Sundance Film Festival.
Rating:
NR
Genre:
Drama
Directed By:
Written By:
In Theaters:
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On DVD:
Runtime:
Studio:
HBO Films

Cast

Queen Latifah
as Ana Wallace
Evan Ross
as Amare
Gloria Reuben
as Sandra
Tony Rock
as Ness
Chyna Layne
as Deyah
Brandon Scott
as Markus
Angel Magee
as Peer Counselor No. 2
Carol Magee
as Peer Counselor No. 3
Lorraine Platt
as Peer Counselor No. 4
Dorothea Golden
as Peer Counselor No. 5
Carlo Alban
as Andre
Willie E. Teacher
as Jean Claude
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Critic Reviews for Life Support

All Critics (3) | Top Critics (1)

No excerpt available.

Full Review… | February 22, 2012
Variety
Top Critic

Subtext and subtlety have little place in this melodrama.

Full Review… | January 30, 2007
Variety
Top Critic

HIV and drug drama gritty teen-parent viewing.

Full Review… | December 18, 2010
Common Sense Media

Queen Latifah is raw and real, in a tough love movie about women struggling against AIDS.

Full Review… | October 25, 2007
NewsBlaze

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Full Review… | August 28, 2007
DVDTalk.com

A film as raw and real as documentary, but with an acutely organic sense of the drama and passion to be gleaned from a combination of fired up imagination and visceral human pain.

Full Review… | July 23, 2007
WBAI Web Radio

Audience Reviews for Life Support

Very good. Powerful. Real.

Erin Collins
Erin Collins

Super Reviewer

I love Queen Latifah. and I realize how important the subject matter is, but I just could not bring myself to enjoy this movie. The production quality is poor, to the point of being distracting. The whole thing is very slow moving and far too understated, and that takes away whatever power the story may have had. I was disappointed.

Amanda Hendsbee
Amanda Hendsbee

Queen Latifah plays a uncommon serious role in this movie. She portrays Ana Wallance who is strugging with the AID's Virus, while trying to help others in an age out reach group, she also struggles to help herself cope with the disease as well as help the family around her cope with the relation too it. It's a five star movie. You can tell it was on a tight budget, but the movie over comes that and makes use of what it has. In the heart of Brooklyn we see the harsh reality's of poverty and those who suffer with the AID's virus today. The movie is very educational and only inspires those who have it - to let others know, and those who dont, to be tested. People need to reach out to one another and save lives and this movie is a perfect example to lead the way. I was impressed by this films inspiration, guts, heart, and reality. Following a true life story it makes for as inspiration on life as it does on the big screen.

Bobby Hobbs
Bobby Hobbs

Super Reviewer

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