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on April 15, 2013
There is always some well meaning male relative and or friend that want to bring our young boys up to speed and mean well because yes, life is unique for them to say the very least and they got to know what they are going to face as time moves on. but sometimes I feel a child should stay a child as long as he or she can without facing the harsh realities life has to offer. In this movie, it's no different. Common plays an ex con named Vincent just outta prison who takes his young nephew to school but decides at the last minute to take him along with him while he goes around town handling business.Young fella gets to see a lot more of life than he would have seen in school on a given day. At the base of the uncle's plan is trying to open a crab bar that he can work with and stay on the straight and narrow. In order to get what he needs to make that dream come through, he has to once again embrace the life he left behind in the form of Dennis Haysbert and Danny Glover, as well as his old homie, Charles S.Dutton. In the meantime, young nephew is wondering about his mother who they won't tell him about but let him know that she is away in N.C. handling some "things". As the story unfolds, you kind of wish that young homie went to school instead of hanging with unc. no lie.also,if your going to take your nephew or young family member around and show him things, be sure to tell the "whole dang story" like, the real deal on his mother,your part in that, what you did to make that happen instead of covering it up. just IMHO. good flick.