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Gettin' Grown
Gettin' Grown
Actors: Ginger Manning, Xavier O'Ryan, Pat Bridges, Tim "Cut-Up" McGee, Isaiah Matthew
Director: Aaron Greer
Genres: Drama, African American Cinema
UR     2008     1hr 14min

With $22 tucked in his sock, 11-year-old Eric (Isaiah Matthew) sets off across the city?s rough and tumble streets to pick up his grandmother?s prescription. Sounds simple, right? Not when the quick game of b-ball he joins...  more »


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Actors: Ginger Manning, Xavier O'Ryan, Pat Bridges, Tim "Cut-Up" McGee, Isaiah Matthew
Director: Aaron Greer
Genres: Drama, African American Cinema
Sub-Genres: Family Life, African American Cinema
Studio: Warner Home Video
Format: DVD - Color,Widescreen - Closed-captioned
DVD Release Date: 04/22/2008
Release Year: 2008
Run Time: 1hr 14min
Screens: Color,Widescreen
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 1
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Languages: English

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Movie Reviews

Middle School Hit!
Jo E. St Clair | Milwaukee, WI United States | 12/31/2008
(4 out of 5 stars)

"OK...I am bias. The lead, Isaiah was one of my students. I thought for a "first time" movie it was an excellent effort. I have shown the movie to my 8th grade studnets and they got a lot out of it. They could relate to having to make choices and how they can effect you."
Gettin Grown is GREAT!
Jonathan Brostoff | 05/25/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This was a great buy! Good for the price, came in on time and it is a movie you can watch with the whole family! It also makes a great gift!"
Heartwarming and thought provoking
Maureen Rosenblum | milwaukee, wisconsin USA | 03/13/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This lovely jewel of a movie provides a heartwarming and thought provoking view of the difficulties of raising a child in an inner city environment. The characters are both believable and memorable and the movie avoids typical gang and drug shock value. Writer/Director Aaron Greer tenderly follows his main character Eric as he learns to make the decisions needed to Get Grown. Although this is a gentle family oriented movie, it never becames sacchrine or Disneyesque. I highly recommend it for it's authenticity and it's uniqueness."