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Baby, I'm a Mess
From one of the producers of New Jack City comes a "sizzling hot" (Glamour Magazine) Romeo and Juliet drama that blends an explosive soundtrack with an all-star cast, including Allen Payne (The Walking Dead), Jada Pinkett (The Nutty Professor), Bokeem Woodbine (The Rock), Forest Whitaker (The Crying Game) and Naughty By Nature's Anthony "Treach" Criss (Who's The Man?). Jason and Joshua are two brothers left fatherless by a family fight that spun out of control. Trying to make good and get off the slick ghetto streets of Houston, Jason (Payne) finds a source of inspiration in a beautiful and sexy girl named Lyric (Pinkett), whose dreams of fleeing the city together give him hope for a better life. But when Joshua (Woodbine) turns to a life of crime and drugs, Jason finds he's torn between his love for Lyric and his obligation to family. And as the time comes for Jason to leave, he finds that Joshua will stop at nothing to see that he stays even if the fight to keep him rivals the one that killed their father!
In the spirit of Crash, Forbidden Fruits explores the cultural differences and nuances between different minority groups. Forbidden Fruits is a story about the colliding of three different worlds – African Americans, Chaldean Americans and Arabic Americans. Shawn, a college student from Cleveland, falls in love with a Chaldean girl named Crystal that attends his university in Detroit. Shawn’s Cousin Mark, a local street thug, warns him to leave "those kinds of girls" alone because their families will never permit it to flourish. Forbidden Fruits is a modern day Romeo and Juliet story in which Shawn refuses to abandon his love and instead chooses to hide his romance from those closest to him.
A construction worker meets an aspiring singer;songwriter. He dreams of his own business; she dreams of fame. As they face the challenges of their chosen paths, they discover together that it's easy to build an affair...and hard to make it last.