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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.

Cast: Rosario Dawson , Francisco Burgos , Martin Cepeda , Rebecca Comerford , Paul Dano , Tim Dowlin , Naomie Harris , Zoe Lister Jones

Director: Mark Webber

Genres: Drama

Distributor: Peace Arch Entertainment Group Inc.

Explicit Ills (2008)

Release Date: March 8th, 2008|1 hr. 27 min.

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critic reviews (8)
fan reviews ( 1 )
  • 63
    Steven Rea Philadelphia Inquirer

    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

  • 60
    Elizabeth Weitzman New York Daily News

    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

  • 70
    The Hollywood Reporter

    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

  • December 06, 2009 yuppersitsme123
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    I was an extra in this movie

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