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Carey
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Username: Carey

Post Number: 1577
Registered: 05-2004

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Posted on Friday, January 23, 2009 - 04:06 pm:   

Well Jackie, I didn't even want to go there with Ms. Basset, but since you asked. She didn't have much of a part and it wasn't a role with much meat to it. I think she may have been included in the movie for her name. She appeared in the movie as a young mother that had a child by a married man. Biggie was about 10 yrs old when we first saw her. I believe the scene intended to show us that Biggie didn't have a relationship with his father. The man came by and offered biggie's mother (Basset) a few dollars as some means of support. We then find out that he was married. She throws the money back at him and we never see him again.

I don't know if Biggie's mother was suppose to have an accent but she made reference to "coming over to this country". Angela Basset, just like the rest of the cast, was mis-cast. She was to old for this part. There wasn't much for her to do in this role. One scene we see her laying in a hospital bed. In another scene, she's the grieving mother. This will not go down as one of her memorable roles. Well, that depends on what you choose to remember about it.

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