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Jason's Lyric Movie Review Summary

Actors: Jada Pinkett, Allen Payne, Bokeem Woodbine

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Jason's Lyric is a drama/love story centered around Jason (played by Allen Payne), a young man who is trying to put his troubled past behind him and build a brighter future. As the story begins Jason's younger brother Josh (Bokeem Woodbine) is being released from prison after several years. Although Jason and his mother try to encourage Josh to walk the straight and narrow path, he quickly turns back to his old ways of street hustling, carrying a gun and selling drugs. Meanwhile, Jason is working at a store, taking care of their mother and being responsbile. When Jason meets the beautiful and free spirited Lyric (Jada Pinkett), he is instantly smitten. Although she is initially resistant to smooth talking Jason, Lyric quickly realizes that Jason is a tender hearted young man. They quickly fall in love.

Although desperate for a better life, Jason has difficulty severing the ties with his criminal minded brother. In flashback sequences the viewer is allowed to see the two brothers' dysfunctional upbringing and the way in which their father, Mad Dog (Forest Whitaker), affected them with his erratic behavior, drinking and brutality. As the drama escalates and Josh becomes embroiled in a bank heist scheme with Lyric's violent brother, Lyric begs Jason to leave town with her. Meanwhile, Josh has become very jealous of Lyric and her strong place in Jason's life. Although Jason wants a life with Lyric away from the turbulence of his current existence, he has difficulty relinquishing his role as Josh's brother.
The review of this Movie prepared by sandra calhoune








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Plot & Themes

Family, struggling with    -   Yes Struggle with:    -   Brother Crime & Scandal    -   Yes Story of    -   armed robbers!

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   salesman Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   Black american

Setting

United States    -   Yes City?    -   Yes

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   moderately detailed references to deaths Sex/nudity in movie?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   kissing    -   touching of personal anatomy    -   licking    -   actual description of sex    -   seeing breasts    -   seeing nude female butt    -   seeing nude male butt    -   seeing full frontal--women Any profanity?    -   Some foul language

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