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Explicit Ills (2009)

Explicit Ills

Overview


Genre

Drama

Release Date

March 06, 2009 (Limited)

MPAA Rating

R

Duration

87 min.

Studio

Peace Arch Releasing

Official Site

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REVIEWS RATE:  Critics  Nothing's perfect, but it's worth seeing.    Readers  3 of 5 [Rate It]

Cast and Crew


Director

Mark Webber

Producer

Elizabeth Destro, Sol Tryon, Mark Webber

Screenwriter

Mark Webber

Starring

Story


The film follows four inter-connecting stories revolving around love, drugs and poverty in Philadelphia. Babo, an asthma ridden seven-year-old lives with his mother in the badlands of North Philly. His neighbor Demetri transforms himself into a well-read "smart" boy in order to get the girl. Michelle, a well-off art student is quick to fall into a drug induced love-affair with her dealer Jacob. Kaleef and Jill's marriage is strained as they pursue their dreams of bringing "produce to the people" as their teenage son Heslin focuses on competing in the World's Strongest Man competition. The lyrical and moving drama finds its core as all members come together in their fight for justice and self-discovery.

Pictures (3 photos)


Francisco Burgos stars as Babo in Peace Arch Releasing's Explicit Ills (2009)
Lou Taylor Pucci stars as Jacob in Peace Arch Releasing's Explicit Ills (2009)

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REVIEWS BY CRITICS

“..overweening artistic pretense with a crudely conceived political message..”
by Robert Koehler [Variety]
“..beautiful..”
by Peter Schilling [Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune]
“..looks fantastic..”
by Pete Vonder Haar [Film Threat]