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Notorious  (DVD)
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Notorious  (DVD)
Advantages: Good film
Disadvantages: Lacked childhood detail
This film was on sky the other night and after hearing a lot of mixed reviews about it, I decided to watch it and make my own judgment of the film. It is not a film the usual chick flick that I would normally watch, but I still enjoyed it.
The film is about the life of Christopher Wallace also known as the Notorious B.I.G, from the age of 13 to the day of his death. Christopher is brought up by his mother Voletta, who as a single parent tries to bring up her son the right way and keep him off of the streets. Unfortunately she was unsuccessful and he was soon on the streets selling drugs and getting into trouble.
Wallace then has a narrow escape and tries to turn his life around through rapping, when he finally gets a record deal. Although he has many women going in and out of his life, he also has his best friend Sean Combs, Puff Daddy to help him along with his music career.
But as Wallace made it big in the music world, so did his coastal rivalry that ended up claiming his life in LA during May 1997.
Jamal Woolard and Derek Luke play the roles in this film really well, they have a great presence and make you believe their characters are real.
The film focuses a lot more on his later life, than when he was younger.
I would have liked to have got to have known him in his younger life to try to get a better understanding of the decisions Wallace made.
I highly recommend this film and you do not have to be a fan of the Notorious B.I.G and Tupac to enjoy it. This film makes you appreciate how hard people have it and no matter if you are famous or just a young kid on the street there is still a risk.
Wallace turned his life around, but this did not really change his fate, no one to this day knows who shot Tupac and Wallace.
Summary: An enjoyable film