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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- John Singleton
- This movie is
- 1994 Razzie® Awards
- Worst Actress nominee: Janet Jackson
- 1994 Academy Award®
- Best Music Song nominee
RPervasive strong language, and for violence and sexuality
Widescreen 1.85:1, Pan-and-Scan 1.33:1Subtitles
YesLanguage and sound
French: Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround, English: Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround, Spanish (Neutral): Dolby Digital 2.0 SurroundOther 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.
Common Sense Note
- Age appropriate
- Not an issue
- Depends on your kid and your family
- Not appropriate for kids of the age most likely to want to see it