This 2006, Action-crime-drama was a predictable yet well executed movie and due to snazzy camera angles, gang-violence and famous and believable acting, film-makers were able to make double at the box-office.
Written and Directed by Vondie Curtis-Hall and set in the ‘hood’ of South Los Angeles, viewers were able to easily identify with human wants, tragedies and dreams because of careful planning and sincere acting that was portrayed throughout this film. Model turned actor Tyrese Gibson wowed with his never-ending determination as ‘O2’ with the promise he made to his son, and co-star Meagan Good who not only oozed sex-appeal but also a really wonderful range of emotions made this story a believable and exciting one.
Other famous names that may tickle your fancy are: The Game, Kimora Lee-Simmons, and Lawrence Tate who plays Lucky. The audience is taken on a trip from the slums to the city and then to El Lindo, a place where the past is forgotten and new dreams take flight.
Hijacked cars, kidnapping, dangerous drug-lords and survival on the streets are all extra elements that made the simple story of family first and promises that are never meant to be broken shine true. J