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Poetic Justice

1993 Rated R 1hr 49m

Pop superstar Janet Jackson makes her big-screen debut in this sensitive urban drama. Justice (Jackson) sacrifices her dream of attending college and becomes a cosmetologist after her boyfriend gets brutally murdered in South Central Los Angeles. To cope with her loss, Justice turns to writing poetry. Maya Angelou, who shows up in a small role, penned the verse for director John Singleton's absorbing film, which costars rapper Tupac Shakur.

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Movie Details

1994 Razzie® Awards
1994 Academy Award®
  • Best Music Song nominee
Pervasive strong language, and for violence and sexuality
Screen formats

Widescreen 1.85:1, Pan-and-Scan 1.33:1



Closed captioned


Language and sound

French: Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround, English: Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround, Spanish (Neutral): Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround

Other features

A good DVD that comes with widescreen and fullscreen. The disk includes trailers for three John Singleton films and an interesting commentary track by Singleton.