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Livin' Tha Life
Livin' Tha Life
Actors: Onika Day, Shawn Harris, Archie Howard, Hurricane, Jarell Jackson
Director: Joseph Brown
Genres: Comedy
R     2003     1hr 24min


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Actors: Onika Day, Shawn Harris, Archie Howard, Hurricane, Jarell Jackson
Director: Joseph Brown
Creators: Joseph Brown, Michael Lynn Roquemore
Genres: Comedy
Sub-Genres: Comedy
Studio: Lions Gate
Format: DVD - Color,Widescreen - Closed-captioned
DVD Release Date: 04/22/2003
Original Release Date: 04/22/2003
Theatrical Release Date: 04/22/2003
Release Year: 2003
Run Time: 1hr 24min
Screens: Color,Widescreen
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 0
MPAA Rating: R (Restricted)
Languages: English

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Movie Reviews

Very interesting
Tony Washington | CA | 12/05/2003
(3 out of 5 stars)

"This movie was truly a trip, I really don't know what to make of it, even though it looks like a movie that was just put together by some brothers with one camcorder, and no lights, I still in a lot of ways found it interesting. I think all the people in the movie have a lot of potential. Jarell whom I've worked with before on a project, acts a lot like Chris Tucker, but if he can just find some of his own style and mix his Chris Tucker style, that boy will go places. I would have liked to have seen the Asian girl (Kumi) whom I also worked with, I wanted to see her more in the film, she is funny. The one that really got me, was the little boy, that little brother is FUNNY. I was a little
uneasy about his cursing at his age, but I kept over looking it cause that little ni@#$% is funny, If he keeps going he is going to be a star.Another thing I found very interesting, is the producer/director did a low budget movie like this, with some up coming comedians with a lot of potential, and end up having it distributed by Artisan Entertainment, very clever Joe!Tony"
Remove From The Stores
Derriane N. Beasley | Mtn. Home AFB, Idaho United States | 09/12/2003
(1 out of 5 stars)

"This has to be the worst low budget film I have ever seen. It has no plot. The acting was horrible. It has only one funny seen in it. I don't know what type of life this is suppose to display but I assure you that it is not the life of young black men growing up in the hood where all odds are against them! It appears that they have no idea what it's like to grow up in the hood. I myself walked the streets in Georgia and this is not remotely close to what I have seen in my lifeThe sound quality is all messed up. It sounds distorted. I'm glad I only rented this garbage or I would be upset."
Garbage at it's purest...
breezebringer | 11/09/2003
(1 out of 5 stars)

"Wow, I've never seen a movie so awful in all my life. This movie is the result of 8 or 9 friends getting together one day and thinking to themselves, "Hey! Lets make a movie! With our connections we could make SOME money."This movie has no plot, and no direction. It's just a bunch of really crappy actors, with crappy stereotypical urban black dialogue."
A Place to Place the Bodies Life Births
TastyBabySyndrome | "Daddy Dagon's Daycare" - Proud Sponsor of the Lit | 10/02/2003
(4 out of 5 stars)

"Being low budget isn't the mark of many a good movie, and having defects in the plots doesn't normally allow one to succeed. In fact, this movie, through that combination, will be considered a failure to a plethora of people watching and shouldn't be checked out by everyone. Many will see this movie, touted as a mixture of How High and the Friday series, notice that it was made in the low finance world outside of the monster money movies, and they will scoff at it. And rightly so if they picked it up for these reasons, because it is none of the above. Unfortunately for people who leave the setting angry, the scoffing misses out on something else the movie has; the essence of what can only be called humor.Through campy dialog, streams of profanity, a variety of strange twists, and "gangsta" cracks, this movie follows the lives of two "thugs" trying to make their way through a jobless life. They happen through the day in a fashion that can only be consider disturbingly surreal, with one motion leading to another motion until they end up with a dead crack addict in their trunk and need a way to dispose of the body. So, how does one dispose of a body like that? By getting sidetracked in a way that only those two can.
They find themselves all sorts of political and social issues that are important to us all, confronting sexual issues like the acquisition of undergarb sealife and the ways to make means by "jacking up" people, letting things roll on and on until they seem out of control.
And it only goes further.Before you buy this movie, be warned. It is very low quality, has no actors you'll see again, and it has some sound problems. It also flows out-of-control, much like life does in an unstructured setting, and people who don't appreciate humor for humor and find language, sexuality, and anything else that can be joked about offensive don't want this.
If you still want to approach it after these warnings, however, then go rent it, don't expect anything, and you might find yourself laughing.
And that's the point of all stand-up comedy that people buy, spending just as much as this to watch on DVD, and it has no budget as well. And it offers a whole lot less in the realm of situational laughtracks."