Something Is Killing Tate (2008) - Rotten Tomatoes

Something Is Killing Tate (2008)





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Leon Lozano writes and directs this sobering but ultimately hopeful look at the black experience in America. The indie drama follows an African-American man named Tate (Jocko Sims) who, on the eve of his birthday, decides to commit suicide. When the attempt fails, he is visited by a number of figures from his past, forcing him to confront the traumatic childhood memories that have shaped his life.

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Luz Beato
as Jasmine
Joshua Curls
as Young Tate
Aaron Amara Davis
as Officer Freely
Bill Swindle
as Officer Baines
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Interesting independent film written and directed by Leon Lozano. This drama is about a man struggling with depression stemming from a tortured childhood, he attempts to kill himself because he can't live with what he was forced to do as a child and the haunting memory of a sister he wishes he could have protected. He also has to deal with a mother in denial, a beautiful fiance, and two best friends who care about him...all of whom don't understand the gravity of what's going on with him or know how to help him. It's a bit slow but it's real. Good performances for the most part; especially by Jocko Sims ["Crash" the series], Kevin Nichols, Aliza Pearl, and Robin Dionne Smith. Great ending, I don't want to give it away but Tate confronts what drove him to this point. Overall it's a compelling film, worth a watch if you can get past how low-budget it is.

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This was something found randomly on Netflix. The synopsis sounded interesting and it wasn't too long, so what the hell. I was pleasantly surprised by this film. It had a few twists in the end I wasn't expecting and got a little vengeance satisfied by. A nicely dramatic movie, the only thing missing story-wise is a proper catalysis for the story.

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