Poetic Justice

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Poetic Justice is commendably ambitious and boasts a pair of appealing stars, but they're undermined by writer-director John Singleton's frustrating lack of discipline.

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Still grieving after the murder of her boyfriend, hairdresser Justice (Janet Jackson) writes poetry to deal with the pain of her loss. Unable to get to Oakland to attend a convention because of her broken-down car, Justice gets a lift with her friend, Iesha (Regina King) and Iesha's postal worker boyfriend, Chicago (Joe Torry). Along for the ride is Chicago's co-worker, Lucky (Tupac Shakur), to whom Justice grows close after some initial problems. But is she ready to open her heart again?

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Audience Reviews for Poetic Justice

  • Aug 08, 2008
    Not one of Singleton's best, but the story was ok. The actors/singers placed to play the lead characters were a bit annoying, but Regina King was the best whom always get's into her role, and stole the show from the two main characters. Mayo Angelou's poems are great, which is quoted by Janet Jackson in this ok movie. I liked it and it was amusing, but they just did not bring out the roles as they should have.
    Donna D Super Reviewer
  • Jun 11, 2008
    1 of my favorite movies RIP 2pac
    khalvic b Super Reviewer
  • Jun 09, 2008
    I had my fingers crossed for a sex scene between <a href="http://www.flixster.com/actor/tupac-shakur">Tupac</a> and <a href="http://www.flixster.com/actor/maya-angelou">Maya Angelou</a>.
    Ed K Super Reviewer
  • Mar 10, 2008
    one of tupacs movies, i am a fan of his but this one was easily forgettable
    Lee K Super Reviewer

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