ATL (Widescreen Edition)
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Four teenagers come of age in a working-class Atlanta neighborhood where hip-hop sizzles and roller skating rules. Seventeen-year-old Rashad (Tip Harris) was forced to become the man of the house early. Since the death of his parents, he's been responsible for himself and his little brother, Ant (Evan Ross). As Rashad tries to keep Ant in school and out of trouble, the only bright spot in his life is New-New (Lauren London), who sees something special in him, something more than he sees. When the two meet, Rashad's future starts to open up for the first time. But New-New has a secret that's getting harder and harder to keep.]]>
Top Customer Reviews
version of "Get Rich Or Die Tryin'" or "8 Mile"...
You will be sadly disappointed!
It never promised to be that.
For those of you who went to the movie theatre
with an open mind, just wanting to be entertained
and to see what ATL was about, then you probably
"got it" and understood that this was not
meant to be "Menace II Society" Part 26!!
It is a refreshing change of pace from all
that ignorance and displays the human side of
the ghetto and the people who live there!
Everybody from the hood is not bustin their
guns in the air, gettin' high, robbin' and
actin' a damn fool!--Puh-leeze!
I think T.I. did well on his first time out
as an actor!...My god, the boy isn't Denzel
or Morgan Freeman!
And this movie wasn't "Glory" by any means!
Some folks need to get a grip on reality!
This movie has a good storyline, all of the cast
did a good job at carrying their characters and
making them believable.
Big Boi was very good as the villain,
young Evan Ross, who played T.I.'s little
brother was also good!
I left the theatre feeling like I got
my money's worth of entertainment value
and couldn't wait to add this DVD to my collection
and most "thinking" people will feel the same!---Buy It!!
Produced by Will Smith's production company, Overbrook Entertainment and based a story written by Antwone Fisher (who was himself the subject of a movie directed by Denzel Washington a few years back), "ATL" is far from being your typical black film about coming of age in the hood. It does show some instances of drug dealing and violence, but very few, and that is not the central focus of the story anyway. This is an urban tale with a message that is powerful - striving and working hard to achieve the better things in life in an honest fashion, and having some fun along the way. That includes Sunday nights at the Cascade - a popular roller rink on the southside of Atlanta, where all of the kids love to hang out and have a good time. The focal point of "ATL" is on the lives and the camaraderie of four friends who ponder their futures as they approach graduation.
Because I am not really into today's rap music, I was not too familiar with T.I.Read more ›
T.I. stars in the film as Rashad. Rashad is finishing his senior year of high school. He lives with his uncle and his younger brother Antwone, who they call Ant. Their parents died in an automobile accident years prior. On the weekend, all the kids hand out at Cascade, a local roller skating rink where bragging rights mean everything. Rashad soon meets a young woman named New New. She appears to be a regular girl from the neighborhood but everything with New New isn't what it seems. Ant is feeling the pressure of not having the bling bling. Working part time as a janitor with his brother and his uncle just isn't enough money for him. Soon Ant turns to the streets to make easy cash.
Rashad does his best to rescue his brother from a life as a street hustler while trying to balance a new relationship with New New. Rashad's friend Esquire also has a significant storyline in the movie. Esquire doesn't attend the same high school as the rest of the crew, he attends a school in a nice neighborhood and has dreams of attending an Ivy League college--if he can get the letter of reference that he needs.
ATL is a really great movie. The soundtrack is very good also. The film is also packed with cameos from Atlanta hip-hop stars. Evon Ross and T.I. prove that they are excellent up and coming actors in this coming of age drama.
The ATL DVD includes the music video for the T.I. song "What You Know" among other special features.
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