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Explicit Ills

Release Date: March 6th, 2009

R|1 hr. 27 min.

Plot Summary
Various lives intersect within urban Philadelphia in unpredictable and dramatic ways. Babo (Francisco Burgos), a young asthmatic boy, resides with his mom (Rosario Dawson) in a rough part of town, and their quirky neighbor Demitri (Martin Cepeda) is intent on improving his life by posing as a smart kid. Elsewhere in the city, Jill (Naomie Harris) is having a marital crisis and must contend with her teen son, who has become obsessed with bodybuilding.

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Genres: Drama

Distributor: Peace Arch Entertainment Group Inc.

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critic reviews( 3 )
  • There's a lot of rambling and shambling going on in these overlapping stories, often to the point where Explicit Ills no longer feels like it has a point. show more

  • Webber's way with his young cast is as unforced as the movie itself, which easily could have been overwrought and maudlin but is instead oddly affirming. show more

  • The lack of subtlety indicates that this is a first film, but the passion and insights are strong enough to make you wonder what he'll (Webber) do next. show more

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