25 November 2009 ~ 0 Comments

(Movie) Life Is Hot In Cracktown

When I watched this movie, I recognized many of the characters instantly. The down on his luck family man. The cop wanting to control the run away crime in his neighborhood. The teenager who turned to gangs to fit in and “be a man”. While many of these sound like they could be standard, cliche’ characters I think that each one goes well beyond what we have seen in other movies, however it may not be as well done as Crash was, in my opinion.

Imagine Cracktown as the worst, most run down place around where you live. Think about how hard it would be to get out once that became your home. I think that is the story that this movie delivers. How easy would it be to turn to drugs or crime as a way to escape, even temporarily?

I loved this movie. The only reason I am giving it 4 stars is because the stories went by so fast. I could have done with out one of the stories so that the others could have been more fleshed out. Still, it was a great watch and I recommend it. (And no, I’m not a fan of the genre).

Product Description

Based on the 1993 best-selling novel by Buddy Giovinazzo, LIFE IS HOT IN CRACKTOWN shows the gritty, hard realities of a neighborhood, as well as the struggling, proud people who attempt to survive. The intertwining stories come together in a powerful climax of love and salvation, showing that despite the obstacles of life in the inner-city, humanity and hope can still prevail.

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