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As her family falls apart, seventeen year old Sweetness O'Hara is left to fend for herself in a neighborhood where her survival is uncertain.

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Gordon O'Hara
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Jojo Parker (as Sonequa Martin)
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Ola Katherine O'Hara
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As her family falls apart, seventeen year old Sweetness O'Hara is left to fend for herself in a neighborhood where her survival is uncertain.

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Gabourey Sidibe appears in this movie, her second, with Zoë Kravitz. Sidibe's debut was Precious (2009) which features Kravitz's father, Lenny Kravitz. See more »

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A Woman's Job
Written by Mike Hanks
Performed by Tobi Lark
Published by Swing Beat Songs
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Good girl turn bad then....
24 August 2013 | by See all my reviews

Sweetness O'Hara (Zoë Kravitz) has a dysfunctional family in a rough neighborhood. Her black mother is a mess and her white father is a violent drunk mess. She's a good girl getting picked on. Her older sister can't protect her anymore. Her only option is to turn bad to survive. Eventually she can't stand the pressure and helps selling drugs. This gives her the cred which she uses to turn her fortunes around.

The movie starts great with Gabourey Sidibe's group picking on Zoë Kravitz. Zoë is outstanding. It has a real energy about it. I do have some confusion with some of the characters. Some things seem to be introduced out of nowhere. Maybe it's the editing or maybe it's the writing. Sometimes I'm just not 100% sure about. Nevertheless, it's great overall.


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