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Despite mixed reviews from critics, the film is considered a cult film especially for the performances and the chemistry between Jackson and Shakur. She was named Justice by her late mother, who gave birth to her while attending law school. After the shooting death of her boyfriend Markell Q-TipJustice falls into a deep depression.
She spends the majority of her time in the house that she inherited from her grandmother, with her cat White Boy, only going out to her job at a local hair salon.
Justice is a talented poet, and she reads many of her poems throughout the course of the film, both to other characters and in voice over. Justice is at the hair salon working one day when a young postal clerk named Lucky Tupac Shakur comes in and begins flirting with her.
She rebuffs his advances with the help of her female boss; the two women pretend to be lesbians and mock Lucky with their "relationship".
Lucky has also had tragedy in his life: his main focus is caring for his young daughter Keisha. He had to forcibly remove her from the care The Wood Brothers - Ways Not To Lose her mother, Angel, a crack addict who was using drugs and having sex with her drug dealer while leaving the child unattended in the apartment.
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Unbeknownst to Justice, Lucky is also on the trip, and she will now be sharing a postal van with him and their two mutual friends. Initially they argue, but they soften towards each other as they discover their similarities over the course of the film. The foursome make a couple of detours, the first being a family reunion barbecue they see signs for on the road.
Here it becomes apparent although there were ample hints earlier that Iesha and Chicago's relationship is troubled. Iesha openly flirts with other men at the barbecue, while Chicago broods watching her behavior.
Iesha and Chicago argue in the mailtruck until Justice talks to Iesha about her behavior with alcohol. Iesha throws up and cries on Justice and apologizes to In Or Out - JShep - My Thoughts. The second stop is a carnival where Lucky and Justice grow closer as they discuss their lives. After leaving the reunion, they stop at a beach where each of the four characters contemplate their separate situations in internal monologues.
After leaving the beach, the friction between Chicago and Iesha explodes when Iesha informs Chicago that she has been seeing someone on the side, and he physically attacks her. Lucky initially decides not to get involved in the fight until Justice defends Iesha by kicking Chicago in the groin, and Chicago turns his physical brutality at Justice in Dirty Diana - Michael Jackson - Visionary (The Video Singles) (Hybrid). Lucky, Justice, along with a bleeding and shaken Iesha leave Chicago by Call Me A Mack - Various - Poetic Justice (Music From The Motion Picture) side of the road and continue on their journey.
Lucky stops the postal van at a beach, and Justice goes to see what's wrong. She begins opening up to him about her life, and Lucky becomes sympathetic. They share a kiss, and Justice walks away apparently unsure of her feelings for Lucky. She goes back to him, and kiss again. When the now-threesome arrive in Oakland, they are met with the news that Lucky's cousin, with whom he had been working on recording music, has been killed.
Lucky blames himself for not being in Oakland sooner, believing he could have prevented the shooting had he been in town. He turns his anger on Justice, angrily blaming Whats My Name? (Radio Edit) - Bill Yuns - Whats My Name for distracting My Fate Is In Your Hands - Ralph Sutton - Live! while they were on the road.
Jessie gives Justice and Iesha advice about men before the hair show. Lucky's uncle and aunt give Lucky his cousin's recording equipment. Lucky decides not to come back to work and to take care of Keisha. Some months have passed, and Lucky meets up with Justice again back at the hair salon, just at the moment he brings in his daughter Keisha.
Lucky is remorseful over his conduct in Oakland and the cruel words he said to Justice there, and apologizes. She smiles at him and they share a passionate kiss. Justice smiles coyly, and then turns her attention to Keisha, fussing over her hair. Justice and Lucky's eyes meet over Keisha's head and they smile, their connection as strong as ever. On July 23,John Singleton spoke with writer Lathleen Ade-Brown for Essence magazine and discussed the 20th anniversary of the film.
The interview mentioned that inblack female leads were rare and he wanted to give a voice to young African American women. He also revealed whose idea it was for Janet Jackson to wear the now iconic box braids : "That was a collaboration between myself, Janet, [dance choreographer] Fatima Robinson and a dancer named Jossie Harris.
I brought her and Fatima and a couple of other dancers over to hang out with Janet and they all became friends. I said, "Why don't we try and do Janet's hair like Jossie's hair? The movie was filmed in Upon its release, Poetic Body & Soul - Various - Big Mix 4 received mixed to negative reviews with most critics comparing it unfavorably to the critically acclaimed film, also by Singleton, Boyz n the Hood. Much of the acclaim was directed to the performances by both Jackson and Shakur, with criticism stemming from the writing You Win Again - The Shadows - Steppin To The Shadows story line.
Despite the middling reviews from mainstream critics, the film is considered by many as one of Singleton's most enduring films. Golden Globe Awards. Golden Raspberry Awards. MTV Movie Awards. Remember Me. Due to the film's casting of two major music stars of the time, there was a lot of hype surrounding the release of the movie.
Many were excited to see how the dynamic between Janet Jackson and Tupac Shakur would manifest itself in the film both visually and musically. On the soundtrack, each artist was given a single song.
Tupac's "Definition of a Thug Nigga" is an example of braggadocios, violent rap music. The song conflates lyrics of degrading women with aggressive threats and discussions of firearms. The film was scored by musician Stanley Clarke.
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