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Blue Hill Avenue [Import]

Allen Payne , Angelle Brooks , Craig Ross Jr.    R (Restricted)   DVD
3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
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Payne/Divoff/Williams/Forsythe ~ Bluehill Avenue

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4.0 out of 5 stars Anything is possible May 18 2004
Format:DVD
The movie gave Allen Payne a chance to shine in the spotlight since Jason Lyric. It was totally different from New Jack City, it was more about love and friendships. Although they just happen to sell drugs for a living. I also like the fact how Allen Payne's character married his eighth grade sweetheart. Plus I like how the little boy from Soul Food, the movie adult character looks very similar.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Must See Kind of Movie! March 20 2004
Format:DVD
This was a great movie (writing/directing/producing). Allen Payne is a wonderful actor and he really gave a stellar performance in Bluehill Avenue. The real treat though was the awesome performances of the supporting cast of up and coming unknowns (Characters of E-Bone, Money and Simon). I have already seen the actors who played Money and Simon appear in other movies. Clarence Williams III always adds distinct flavor to any role he plays. Those of you who are 1970s movie buffs will recognize the character who plays Uncle Rob from one of the Blacula flicks from back in the day. Even though I am not elaborating on the rest of the supporting cast, they are all great (even the teens).
The movie was not predictable, which I appreciated. It did however remind me just a bit of "Jason's Lyric" and "New Jack City". Ingredients that made up the story consist of friendship, loyalty, love, betrayal, trust, self analysis, greed and power. The soundtrack was also enjoyable. The characters were very believable and definitely unforgetable. If you enjoy it or just want to know more...check out the website for more info on cast and behind the scenes at bluehillavenue.com.
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5.0 out of 5 stars TOP NOTCH BLACK CINEMA March 1 2004
Format:DVD
I thoroughly enjoyed this film. I came across it a couple of time while out looking for DVD's, but passed it up each time. Finally I decided I should give it a shot.
Boy am I glad I did, because this is a wonderful tale of how simple it is to have your whole life changed by one act or by saying or suggesting something......"What if we didn't smoke it all?" That's how easy it was to get it all started. The only problem is stopping something, generally isn't as easy.
I had my teenage son and niece watch this film and see from a spectators point of view, how silly it truly is to let you desire to fit in or you so called loyalty to friends bring you down. That we all should do what the pit of "our" stomach tells us to do, not what guilt or fear dictates.
I would recommend this to all with one bit of advice - "when watching anything that isn't based on a true story, take it for what it's worth. Remember....it's entertainment with a message.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Definitely worth seeing Feb. 19 2004
By Andrew
Format:DVD
Blue Hill Avenue is the story of 4 friends growing up in Roxbury (Boston). They start with peddling marijuana in high school, and end up as hard core crack dealers. Tristan (played by Allen Payne) is the star of the movie and the leader of the gang.
Throughout the movie, Tristan's family confronts him his dealing. During a particularly painful family incident, Tristan's father approaches Tristan and asks how could he end up a dealer when he came from such a good famliy. Tristan is at a loss for an explanation, and responds to his dad, "Because I'm good at it".
The film includes lots of action, perhaps a bit more violence than was really necessary for the story line. Blue Hill Avenue dares to show how a young man from a decent upbringing can get caught up in the wrong crowd, and how it impacts an otherwise decent family. Towards the end of the movie, Tristan acknowledges that his friends will be the end of him.
Blue Hill Avenue was actually filmed in Canada, in Saint John, New Brunswick. I live in Boston and was impressed how much the location passed for Boston, a good choice on the producer's part.
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5.0 out of 5 stars WHAT WE ALL DO IN THE NAME OF FRIENDSHIP..... Feb. 16 2004
Format:DVD
First of all Allen Payne, is FINE, and he's at the lead of this great ensemble of actors! Ya feel me!

Secondly, from the beginning I truly loved this story.

4 African American boys go from being ghetto superstars to ghetto legends!

This interpertation goes from Tristan's eyes in his account it begins at the end of the saga and shows you how the 4some elevated themselves to this level. The plot is filled with attention-grabbing twists.

In life regardless as to which road you choose if you fail to plan, then you've already planned to fail.

Cop this flick
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4.0 out of 5 stars THE BEST GANGSTA MOVIE I'VE SEEN IN YEARS Feb. 2 2004
Format:DVD
FOUR FRIENDS BEGIN DEALING DRUGS IN ROXBURY, BOSTON. NEVER HAS A DIRECT TO VIDEO GANGSTA MOVIE BEEN THIS GOOD. THIS MOVIE DEFINITELY PROVES THAT ALLEN PAYNE CAN MAKE A GOOD LEADING ACTOR IN A MOVIE AND IT ALSO PROVES THAT ALLEN PAYNE IS ONE OF THE MOST UNDERRATED BLACK ACTORS IN HOLLYWOOD TODAY! THIS MOVIE HAS GOOD PERFORMANCES FROM EVERYONE INVOLVED. THE PLOT TWISTS ARE VERY CLEVER. IF YOU JUST LIKE THOSE GANGSTA MOVIES THAT HAVE RAPPERS IN IT, DON'T PICK THIS ONE UP. THERE ARE NO RAPPERS IN THIS MOVIE! BUT IF YOU'RE LOOKING FOR ONE OF THE FEW GANGSTA MOVIES THAT ACTUALLY HAS AN INTELLIGENT PLOT TO IT, RENT OR BUY THIS MOVIE NOW! THIS MOVIE KILLS 90 PERCENT OF THE MOVIES THAT WENT TO THEATERS LAST YEAR!
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