Search - Lift on DVD

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 »


Larger Image

Movie Details

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

Similar Movies

Our Song
Director: Jim McKay
   R   2003   1hr 35min
She Hate Me
Director: Spike Lee
   R   2005   2hr 18min
What About Your Friends - Weekend Get-Away
Director: Niva Dorell
   UR   2004   1hr 29min
Uninvited Guest
Director: Timothy Wayne Folsome
   R   2000   1hr 56min
Director: Robert Townsend
   PG-13   2004   1hr 31min

Similarly Requested DVDs

Catch and Release
Director: Susannah Grant
   PG-13   2007   2hr 4min
Married Life
   PG-13   2008   1hr 31min
Director: Peter Howitt
   PG-13   2001   1hr 49min
Say Anything
   PG-13   2002   1hr 40min
40 Days and 40 Nights
   R   2002   1hr 35min
Blue Eyes
Director: Jose Joffily
   UR   2011   1hr 50min
In America
Director: Jim Sheridan
   R   2004   1hr 45min
Bite the Bullet
Director: Richard Brooks
   PG   2002   2hr 12min
Director: Adrian Shergold
   R   2007   2hr 0min
Director: Alan White
   NR   2007   1hr 37min

Movie Reviews

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!"