Anne B. Real (2003)

LISA FRANCE

Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBB.5

USA, 2003.  Luis Moro Productions, Urban Dream Productions, Urban Family Entertainment.  Story by , , Screenplay by Antonio Macia, Lisa France.  Cinematography by .  Produced by Luis Moro, , .  Music by .  Production Design by .  Costume Design by .  Film Editing by .  

A young girl ( in an excellent debut) escapes the dreariness of her urban life by reading the diary of Anne Frank, inspired to create her own hip hop poetry but still lacking the courage to perform it for anyone.   Life continues and she has to deal with her drug-dealing, drug-addicted brother () and everything his problems bring. This low-budget, female version of 8 Mile can’t help letting its limited resources show, but the character work is strong and the music incredibly enjoyable.

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