A handful of close friends, due to turn 30, discover that their dreams for the future are running headfirst into the realities of adulthood in this character-driven comedy-drama. Natalie (Melissa De Sousa) is a banker who is happy with her job, but is tired of being single, and her pursuit of a husband is taking her down several blind alleys in the world of dating. Joy (Erika Alexander) has developed a similar desire to settle down and get married, but while she has a long-term boyfriend, Leland (T.E. Russell), he isn't so sure he wants to make a lifetime commitment. Troy (Tracy Morgan) is a comic who has been on the verge of a career breakthrough for years, but he's started to wonder if his big break is ever going to arrive. Maleek (Allen Payne) is a white-collar executive who thinks life is passing him by, and is pondering giving up a stable career to start over as a male model. And Stephanie (Paula Jai Parker) is comfortable with her job in real estate, but she's not so comfortable with herself as she struggles with a weight problem she's had since childhood. 30 Years for Life marked the directorial debut for Vanessa Middleton, who previously distinguished herself as a television writer for such series as Cosby and Hangin' With Mr. Cooper.
- MPAA Rating: R
- Genre(s): Comedy
- Run Time: 110min.
- Theatrical Release Date: 06/07/2002
- DVD Release Date: 04/06/2004
- Distributor(s): Keystone
Paula Jai Parker
- Themes: Thirtysomething Life,Twentysomething Life
- Tone: Intimate,Quirky,Talky,Wry
Black [race], Generation-X, aspiration, bank-personnel, career, comedian, commitment [personal], friendship, life-choices, marriage, real-estate-agent, single, weight-loss
- Country of Origin: USA - Limited (05-09-2003)
- Language: English