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American Milkshake (2013)

R | | Comedy | 20 January 2013 (USA)
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White teenager Jolie Jolson is trying to get on the high school basketball team, because Jolie thinks it will bring him one step closer to becoming the one thing that he is not: African-American.

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Mr. McCarty
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Jolie
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Henrietta
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Coach
Georgia Ford ...
Christine
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Jeanette, the Grunge Girl
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Westbranch Magnet Geek
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Haroon
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Hot Cheerleader
Dana Cook ...
Maple Ave Kid
Allison Pearce ...
Clinic Receptionist
Sol Leon ...
Westbranch Magnet Geek
Hillary Jones ...
Maple Ave Kid
Agwe Tabrey ...
Maple Ave Kid
Amarins Laanstra-Corn ...
Maple Ave Kid
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Jolie is an avid hip-hop fan who romanticizes the tough backgrounds of rappers like Tupac Shakur, dreams of being a rich basketball star, in order to support his African American girlfriend, Henrietta, who is pregnant with another man's baby. He makes the team due to a large donation from his well-off father, and believes that he is one step closer to becoming the one thing that he is not: Black. Written by Anonymous

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Rated R for sexual content, language and a brief nude image

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References Tupac multiple times in the movie, in one reference the lead quotes the Tupac song 'Rather Be Ya N' and uses the expression 'Thugged Out' throughout the movie which was first coined in another Tupac song 'Can't C Me'. And while this movie takes place in 1995 neither of those songs were released until 1996. See more »

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The Feeling is Mutual
Written by Donald Calloway and Larry Calloway
Performed by The Manhattens
Courtesy of The Numero Group
by Arrangement with Bank Robber Music
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Spin it old school
24 March 2013 | by See all my reviews

Milkshake is a period piece that takes the viewer to the 1990s. The setting is a high school where the main character Jolie Jolson, who is the great-great-grandson of the famed singer Al Jolson is an odyssey of self discover. He has that high school angst where he balances independence while staying between the lines establishes by the authority figures in his life. Jolie balances life, relationship, and sex as he deals with the present and plans for an unforeseen future. This movie brings out a nostalgic view of the simpler days of the 90s, when a less connected world made for more leeway on learning from youthful indiscretions. I saw this film as part of the Atlanta Film Festival


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