Carmen: A Hip Hopera Movie Review Summary

Actors: Beyoncé Knowles, Mekhi Phifer, Mos Def, Rah Digga, Joy Bryant, Wyclef Jean, Da Brat

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Carmen: A Hip Hopera, is based on an opera from the 19th century. It blends a love opera with a lot of modern day rap and hip hop. Beyonce plays Carmen Jones, a seductress who constantly gets into trouble and falls in love. Her boyfriend is officer Derrick Hill, portrayed by Mekhi Pheiffer. One night she gets arrested and gets taken to jail. On the way the police officer Frank Miller, played by Mos Def, falls madly in love with her and doesn't take her to jail. Carmen then falls in love with superstar Blaze, and messes things up for everyone.
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Plot & Themes

Time/era of movie:    -   1980's-1999 Romance/Love/Hugging    -   Yes Ethnic/Regional/Gender story?    -   Yes Ethnic/region/relig    -   American Black Unmarried Love Triangle?    -   Yes

Main Character

Identity:    -   Female Profession/status:    -   actor Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   Black american


United States    -   Yes City?    -   Yes City:    -   dirty, grimy (like New York) Misc setting    -   bar

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   generic/vague references to death/punishment Sex/nudity in movie?    -   Yes Any profanity?    -   Some foul language If lots of song/dance...    -   lot of singing

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