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Lift
Lift
Actors: Kerry Washington, Lonette McKee, Eugene Byrd, Barbara Montgomery, Samantha Brown
Directors: DeMane Davis, Khari Streeter
Genres: Action & Adventure, Drama, Television, Mystery & Suspense
R     2003     1hr 25min

Lift is the story of an intelligent, young, African-American woman who works at an upscale department store, but sidelines as one of Boston?s most accomplished "boosters" or shoplifters. This stylish drama illustrates the ...  more »

     
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Actors: Kerry Washington, Lonette McKee, Eugene Byrd, Barbara Montgomery, Samantha Brown
Directors: DeMane Davis, Khari Streeter
Creators: DeMane Davis, Khari Streeter, Cathy Konrad, James Mangold, Jeff Sharp, John Hart
Genres: Action & Adventure, Drama, Television, Mystery & Suspense
Sub-Genres: Crime, Drama, Television, Mystery & Suspense
Studio: Showtime Ent.
Format: DVD - Color - Closed-captioned
DVD Release Date: 07/15/2003
Release Year: 2003
Run Time: 1hr 25min
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 1
MPAA Rating: R (Restricted)
Languages: English

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Movie Reviews

WOW...
MOMMIE4LYFE | San Diego, CA | 02/27/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This one is like watching a home video of someone you know personally. Although I don't agree with (or condone) much of what Niecy does, I can most definitely understand her making the decisions she made. Just watching the relationship between her and her mother made things easier to relate to.

Often times, it's the very same people that hold you to unobtainable standards, that push you to do emorale and/or illegal things in the first place. It's the unspoken words that sometimes hold the heaviest weight.

Without giving away any plot destroying information, I would like to say that this film proves that there are those out there on the wrong path that can, and will be able to turn their lives around for the better...

As always, Kerry Washington gives a brilliant performance.

I highly recommend this film..."
Love, theft, and the choices that make or break a life.
Akanani | Lynn, MA United States | 02/16/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Just like life, every character in this movie has flaws... including the intelligent and clean-cut main character who's shoplifting big-ticket items even though she has a nice job. Her mother requests an expensive necklace, which will require a jewelry store heist to acquire. She decides to go ahead with the robbery, although her boyfriend begs her not to do it. To complicate things, she then learns that she is pregnant. Is she willing to risk everything to please her selfish mother? This movie gets into the psyche of each character, which is really the reason I loved watching it. It's not about stealing as much as it is about family, forgiveness and love."
Insightful Indie Film: Pattern Behavior inspiring new Patter
Aphraomega | Michigan | 05/09/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)

""Lift" is a great film addressing organized urban crime. The more significant message, however, is the depiction of inter-generational patterned behavior. Kerry Washington and Lonette Mckee shine as mother and daughter each acting out of their own individual emotional turmoil.The interaction is remarkably true to life. Director Demane Davis brings inter-generational issues to the surface and forces viewers to face behaviors most people would rather hide in their closets. Watch it!"