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Yelling to the Sky (2011)

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As her family falls apart, seventeen year old Sweetness O'Hara is left to fend for herself in a neighborhood where her survival is uncertain.

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Victoria Mahoney
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Credited cast:
Sonequa Martin-Green ... Jojo Parker (as Sonequa Martin)
Zoë Kravitz ... Sweetness O'Hara
Jason Clarke ... Gordon O'Hara
Tim Blake Nelson ... Coleman
Gabourey Sidibe ... Latonya Williams
Maurice Compte ... Junior Oriol
Marc John Jefferies ... Lil' Man
Antonique Smith ... Ola Katherine O'Hara
Yolonda Ross ... Lorene O'Hara
Zabryna Guevara ... Aracely Oriol
E.J. Bonilla ... Rob Rodriguez
Shareeka Epps ... Fatima Harris
Billy Kay ... Dobbs
Adam Tomei ... Cal
Tariq Trotter ... Roland
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As her family falls apart, seventeen year old Sweetness O'Hara is left to fend for herself in a neighborhood where her survival is uncertain.

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Went dark for two months in post-pro. Sundance Institute and Cinereach provided a Grant to properly edit and lock picture. See more »

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GMC
Written by Evan 'Chuck Inglish' Ingersoll (as Evan Ingersoll) & Antoine 'Mikey Rocks' Reed (as Antoine Reed)
Performed by The Cool Kids
Published by I Made That Noise & I'm From The Burbs
Courtesy of Green Label Sound
By arrangement with Ocean Park Music Group
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Good girl turn bad then....
24 August 2013 | by SnoopyStyleSee all my reviews

Sweetness O'Hara (Zoë Kravitz) has a dysfunctional family in a rough neighborhood. Her black mother is a mess and her white father is a violent drunk mess. She's a good girl getting picked on. Her older sister can't protect her anymore. Her only option is to turn bad to survive. Eventually she can't stand the pressure and helps selling drugs. This gives her the cred which she uses to turn her fortunes around.

The movie starts great with Gabourey Sidibe's group picking on Zoë Kravitz. Zoë is outstanding. It has a real energy about it. I do have some confusion with some of the characters. Some things seem to be introduced out of nowhere. Maybe it's the editing or maybe it's the writing. Sometimes I'm just not 100% sure about. Nevertheless, it's great overall.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 March 2011 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Крик в небеса See more »

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Budget:

$1,200,000 (estimated)
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YTTS LLC See more »
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Color | Color (Fujicolor)

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2.39 : 1
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