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|03.11.07||Alamo South Lamar||This Screening is part of event: South by Southwest 2007|
A doc about J-Swift from the hiphop group Pharcyde and his struggle to make a comeback with his music and kick his crack habit.
I'm a little conflicted because I think a lot of the power of the film comes from the director being personal friends with John, but on the other hand I felt there was too much of her in this. Especially the beginning when she's like "let me tell you a bit about me" before talking at all about Swift. That could be a relatively easy fix - just putting that little section a bit further into the movie - but what do I know... I'm not even spellchecking this.
After seeing the incredible TV Junkie last year, this seemed to fill the same spot with somewhat less effect. It's a shame I'm so jaded or whatever because some people in the audience were really impacted by this and loved it. I thought it was a solid OK. I'll give it this, though. I never once got heavy eyelids.
Incidentally the director is ridiculosly hot. Kind of a Pam Grier thing going... wowza.