Poetic Justice
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R&B star Janet Jackson made an impressive film debut in Poetic Justice as Justice, a hairdresser at a small salon in South Central Los Angeles. Justice uses her poetry to deal with her grief after her boyfriend is killed in a shooting incident at a drive-in. Hired to work at a hair stylists' event in Oakland, Justice is stranded when her car breaks down, until she remembers that her friend Ieasha (Regina King) was going to hop a ride down to Oakland with her boyfriend Chicago (Joe Torry), a postal worker who is heading there with a truck full of mail. Justice tags along to discover that… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 31%

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"John Singleton's follow-up to his stunning debut, Boys N the Hood, is a major disappointment--a sophomore jinx."
‑ Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.Com
"The two leads are raw but completely intriguing, and Poetic Justice offers a slice of the urban story that we generally don't get to see."
‑ Scott Weinberg, DVD Clinic
"A quiet, personal story that should have been louder, bolder."
‑ Michael Dequina, TheMovieReport.com
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