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Babymother (1998)

A single mother determined to make it as a singer puts together an all girl reggae group named Neeta, Sweeta, & Nastie with her friends. Living in a housing project with little support, the... See full summary »

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Julian Henriques
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Anjela Lauren Smith ... Anita - the Babymother
Wil Johnson ... Byron - her Babyfather
Caroline Chikezie ... Sharon - Her Bestfriend
Jocelyn Jee Esien Jocelyn Jee Esien ... Yvette - her other best friend (as Jocelyn Esien)
Don Warrington ... Luther - the don
Tameka Empson Tameka Empson ... Dionne - her rival
Diane Bailey Diane Bailey ... Bee - the promoter
Vas Blackwood ... Caesar - Sharon's guy
Andrea Francis Andrea Francis ... Yvette's Sister
Anton Rice Anton Rice ... Anton
Saffron Lashley Saffron Lashley ... Saffron
Corinne Skinner-Carter Corinne Skinner-Carter ... Edith - Mother
Suzette Llewellyn Suzette Llewellyn ... Rose - her sister
Buckley Ranks Buckley Ranks ... Matt
Bushman Bushman ... DJ on Radio
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Storyline

A single mother determined to make it as a singer puts together an all girl reggae group named Neeta, Sweeta, & Nastie with her friends. Living in a housing project with little support, the odds are obviously against her. Emotionally she struggles too as she learns at her mother's death that her actual mother is the woman she had thought was her older sister. With the help of a female agent, the group starts to get some exposure and rises above their setting. Written by John Sacksteder <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

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Taglines:

From Ragga to Riches

Genres:

Drama | Musical

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for some language and sexuality | See all certifications »
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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 September 1998 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

A kismama See more »

Filming Locations:

Harlesden, London, England, UK See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

GBP2,000,000 (estimated)
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color
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Did You Know?

Soundtracks

Forgive Me
Music and Lyrics by Carroll Thompson
Produced by Carlton "Bubblers' Ogilvie
Performed by Wil Johnson
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User Reviews

 
Come on!! It's not that bad
20 March 2003 | by dourdouSee all my reviews

This is so easy to launch a poor 1.5 on that movie. Yes it is very naïve,the plot is thin and not original but it does add an interesting and compelling view on some black communities,and the fate of their teenage mothers and to say the least it is full of energy, the cast is more than correct, and the music is quite good. Less dull and politically correct than a lot of Lifetime and HBO T.V movies, less ridiculous that a lot of Hollywood blockbusters.At least it aims at entertaining and edifying it's fresh, rough, definitely not so bad if you give it a shot. Well I enjoyed it more than Fast and Furious, Pearl Harbor or XXX, you'll say this is not difficult.


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