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Niecy is a saleswoman for a large department store. She is also the best "booster" in town and can waltz surreptitiously out of any clothing store with whatever top-line item her black-market customers desire. Her high-rolling activities put her at the center of her social circle, but she fails to find devotion from her toughest customer-her mother Elaine. A survivor of an abusive childhood, Elaine attempts to feed her damaged, embittered heart with an endless stream of material finery. She turns to her daughter to feed her cravings and Niecy, desperate to soothe her wounds and gain… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 44%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"The stuff about the three generations with the family, and the big drama, and the gang stuff that comes up, none of that worked for me, so I have to give it thumbs down."
‑ Richard Roeper, Ebert & Roeper
"The acting is not bad, but the film is ill-conceived"
‑ Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.Com
"Washington's performance is bold, as is a surprisingly powerful Barbara Montgomery as Niecy's grandmother."
‑ Eric D. Snider,
"Often incoherent and disappointingly lacking in insights beyond the obvious."
‑ Kirk Honeycutt, Hollywood Reporter
"A wonderfully acted, finely-crafted project that deserves our attention."
‑ Christopher Varney, Film Threat
"Lift teems with life."
‑ Elvis Mitchell, New York Times
"Lift is a worthy film that has something to say when it lets the action speak for itself, but when it starts speaking about the action -- the film feels tired."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
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