Fresh (1994) with Sam Jackson & Giancarlo Esposito

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  1. NobodyReally

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    I must have been in a coma when this movie first came out because I don't remember hearing about Fresh. I'm flipping through Netflicks last night and it pops up on the suggested list. It sounded mildly interesting so I decided to give it a go. I'm so glad I did. I had no idea it would be so raw and gritty. :gladbron: The writing was tight, and I enjoyed seeing this sort of street crime story being told from the point of view of a kid. Because the kid was the central character, I wasn't expecting that much violence and sexuality, so I was sitting there like :ohhh: when the shyt went down.

    Also, watching Giancarlo Esposito and Sam Jackson do their thing was a pleasant surprise. Netflix doesn't even advertise them in the summary, :what:which is pretty odd.

    I would put this above Boyz in the Hood and right below Menace II Society in terms of its portrayals of urban violence and drugs.

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    love how they incorporated chess in the movie
     
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    Yeah, me too. There was a lot of symbolism. With chess, the dog, and the way the story unfolded.
     
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    truth
     
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    never seen this :leon: will have to check it out

    is it on netflix or anything or do i need to torrent
     
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    Yes, it's on Netflix. You can stream it. I didn't know about it either. I don't think a lot of people do, because it's rarely mentioned in the same sentences with similar movies. Definitely underrated.

    If you check it out, let me know what you think of it.
     
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    dope film and the chess references and how the plot plays out was dope. Sean Nelson is a decent actor remember him from the NY undercover days and that HBo series, the corner
     
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    Oh snap! That's where I'd seen him! Good eye.
     
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    Underrated classic glad you enjoyed it breh now you ain't bussin no stupid moves.
     
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    gus fring DA gawd!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
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    the real star of the movie....everybody knew somebody like him
     
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    I heard about it and loved it. Very original take on this subject.
     
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    Chuck-E
     
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    chuckie alone makes this the goat hood movie
     
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    I am not sure if it ranks right up with Boyz in the Hood or Menace II Society, but its very good.

    It stuck with me because I was 10 years old and could relate to a lot of the situations displayed in that movie. Uncles in the drug game and being associated with gangs in NYC as I was growing up.
     
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