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Poetic Justice

  • Drama
  • Romance
  • 1993
  • John Singleton
  • 104 mins
  • 15

Summary

Grieving hairdresser, Justice, goes on a road trip from South Central L.A. to Oakland on a mail truck alongside her friend and a postal worker which she cannot stand

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Review

A star rating of 2 out of 5.

After making a big splash with his first film, Boyz N the Hood, John Singleton lost his way somewhat with this twee, right-on drama that charts the burgeoning romance between hairdresser and poetess Janet Jackson and postal worker Tupac Shakur as they get to know each other on the road to Oakland. Mawkish and well-intentioned instead of gritty and real, the movie is saved by the acting of the two leads - Shakur, especially, had a natural presence in front of the camera and his murder in 1996 brought a promising film career to an end. Incidentally, Maya Angelou wrote the poetry for Jackson's character.

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Credits

Cast

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JusticeJanet Jackson
LuckyTupac Shakur
JessieTyra Ferrell
IeshaRegina King
ChicagoJoe Torry
HeywoodRoger Guenveur Smith
PenelopeLori Petty
BradBilly Zane
SimoneKhandi Alexander
Aunt JuneMaya Angelou

Crew

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DirectorJohn Singleton

Details

Theatrical distributor
Columbia Tri-Star Films (UK)
Released on
1995-04-14
Languages
English
Guidance
May be edited for language, violence and sex scenes.
Available on
video and DVD
Formats
Colour
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