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  • Actors: Richard T. Jones, Blair Underwood, Chenoa Maxwell, Andre Royo, Andrew Lauren
  • Directors: Christopher Scott Cherot
  • Writers: Andrew Lauren, Christopher Scott Cherot, Charles E. Drew Jr.
  • Producers: Andrew Lauren, Atlanta Treloar, Charles E. Drew Jr., Judd Landon
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Color, Dolby, NTSC, Subtitled, Widescreen
  • Language: English (Dolby Digital 5.1)
  • Subtitles: English, French
  • Subtitles for the Hearing Impaired: English
  • Region: Region 1 encoding (US and Canada only)
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  • Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: R (Restricted)
  • Studio: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
  • DVD Release Date: March 28, 2006
  • Run Time: 97 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (61 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B000E5KUJW
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #56,476 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
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Richard T. Jones (Guess Who, TV's "The Wire"), Blair Underwood (Madea's Family Reunion, TV's "Fatherhood"), Chenoa Maxwell (Doing Hard Time, Hav Plenty), Andre Royo (Shaft, TV's "The Wire"), Andrew Lauren (Conspiracy Theory), Laz Alonzo (Jarhead, The Tenants) star in G, a tragedy-filled story of a young Great Gatsby-ish Hip-Hopper named Summer G who falls for a middle- to upper-class sistah while in college. After she rejects him for a fellow social climber, Summer G spends ten years building a Hip-Hop empire, and then moves to the Hamptons where he finds the object of his affections. Cinematic urban tastemaker movie which highlights an African-American aristocratic lifestyle.

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G. is an engrossing update of The Great Gatsby, set in the Hamptons and starring Richard T. Jones as Summer G., a self-made, millionaire head of a hip-hop label. Having risen from obscurity to make his fortune, Summer pines for just one thing: Sky (Chenoa Maxwell), the woman who dumped him back in college to marry the brutal, philandering Chip (Blair Underwood). Sky's feckless cousin, Tre (Andre Royer), a pop journalist, sets her up in an assignation with Summer, leading to predictable conflicts but with unexpected consequences. Co-written and directed by Christopher Scott Cherot, G. is also an interesting portrait of American wealth, particularly the collision of old and new money in the form of a biracial aristocracy coming to terms with a hip-hop elite. Strong performances alone are enough to recommend this feature. --Tom Keogh

Customer Reviews

And Blaire Underwood and Richard T. are such great actors.
R. Beve
If anyone has read "The Great Gatsby" and liked it, you could really find bits and pieces of that book in this movie.
Ebony
The movie is VERY well written, and it has a lot of really good scenes and dialogue.
Alex Recore

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15 of 18 people found the following review helpful By Nita on February 9, 2006
Format: DVD
This drama filled movie involves a love triangle. Summer G, who is played by actor Richard Jones, the handsome Blair Underwood as Chip Hightower, and Chenoa Maxwell as Sky Hightower are the main characters in this film. G is a famous rapper who settles in the Hamptons to be near his former college sweetheart Sky. Sky, who also lives in the Hamptons is married to Chip, a uncle Tom, conniving, philandering, stock broker. When Sky and G run into one another at one of his parties, memories of their past love resurface.

Soon afterwards, things began to heat up between G and Sky and Chip doesn't like any of it. While G is willing to give up everything he's worked hard for to regain the love he's lost, Chip will do anything to keep her. A must have in the collection!
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By R. Beve on March 26, 2006
Format: DVD
I was really surprised at how sexy G turned out to be. I was expecting another dumb Hip Hop movie and discovered a thought provoking, hot love triangle. It had a great combination of laughs, hotness and scares. Chenoa Maxwell is beautiful. And Blaire Underwood and Richard T. are such great actors. I highly recommend.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By K. B. Swart on April 7, 2008
Format: DVD
Without negating what other reviewers already have said about the movie itself, let me add that this is a great counterpoint to the Robert Redford version of Gatsby. If you can get past the language (it's pretty rough, especially with several actors' overabundant use of the "f" word) and a pretty graphic love scene between Summer G and Skye (though we only see their backs) -- hey, this is a PG, after all -- it's a nice update of the original movie. I show parts of G to my inner-city high school students after we watch the Redford version. They immediately see the similarities and point out the differences, and actually get enthusiastic about the story. G has never failed to help me help my students connect to the original Gatsby. Be careful and judicious in your use of G, but think about using parts of it to help students connect to the original source material.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on April 21, 2006
Format: DVD
since there is a synopsis available above, i'll skip that part. with the great gatsby as an outline, it has a good story. c cherot did a pretty good job of interpreting it. richard jones and blair underwood do an excellent job of bringing their characters to life. unfortunately, i can't say the same for most of the remaining cast. there is some humor and pull to the supporting sidebars, but overall...they fall short. ms maxwell's performance was somewhat dry and distant, was it the material? eh...i don't know. in the end, it is an entertaining movie worth seeing. just don't get too "geeked up" about it, or you might end up disappointed.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By D. GERALD on April 9, 2006
Format: DVD
This movie was really refreshing. I just like seeing a movie where all the black folks weren't idiots. That being said, this isn't one of those movies where the black people are too positive. This movies had a nice mix and the acting was decent. Its a retake on the Great Gatsby but it doesn't quite end the same way so having read the book will spoik nothing for you. Check it out
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Sasha on March 15, 2006
Format: DVD
This movie have so many messages and it is a good movie. The director Cherot has once again proven himself. Blair Underwood is a great actor. In this movie it shows him once again to have versatility. He is showing his growth. The movie shines with passion and a message of not living in the moment and letting go of the past. The plot is shocking based on how the movie starts which when I watched it for the first time I had to watch it again due to shocks and turn of events. I can't stop thinking about the climax and the note that set everything off. This movie goes down on the list of another great cross over movie for all races.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By T.W. on January 10, 2008
Format: DVD
It was a nice try. It's a great looking movie but the story lacks depth and orginality. Kind of a soapy ebony romance but it was still nice to see black folks transition out of the inner city. I would recommend the movie but don't go into it expecting too much.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Tim Lieder on July 4, 2007
Format: DVD
As the Great Gatsby is one of those classics that everyone claims to love but not many are familiar with, this is an interesting updating. Instead of a bootlegger made good, the current Gatsby (or G) is a hip hop mogul who has no problem playing up the gang banger lifestyle, except where the original Jimmy Gatz is a cheap little hood that's trying hard to become an elite socialite, G (or Summer G) is a sensitive mogul - perhaps too sensitive - trapped in the criminal image that made him his fortune). As with the original, the other man is a bully, but Blair Underwood is a much more emotive and desperate bully than the character of the book. THis is mostly because the "Daisy" character is much more conflicted than in the source material. Whereas Fitzgerald eventually makes it obvious that she's just as heartless as her rich husband, the director of this piece gives a woman that's a little more conflicted and much more in love with G (Gatsby) than she wants to be.

While that makes things more complicated, it also makes things more safe. The fact that everyone is integrity free in this piece comes as a bit of a shock when the original book was a vicious attack on the nouveau rich. This movie plays it more like a romance. Although there are some nice bits in the hiphop and the Hamptons racism (where the white people appreciate rap because they are as far away from the gangsters as they can get.) Beyond that, it's an interesting movie. Worth a look, but nothing special.
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