The Breaks

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Released: 04 January 2016 Released
Producted By: Atlantic Pictures
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Three friends united by their love of hip-hop work to make their big mark in the music industry. Beginning in the summer of 1990 NYC, Nikki a brilliant recent grad abandons a law school scholarship to pursue her dream of becoming a record exec along with the son of a legendary music producer boyfriend David who’s struggling at the city’s top R&B station. Dee Vee is an aspiring producer on the hunt to find the next big rapper on the come-up.

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Konterr Brilliant and touching
Chirphymium It's entirely possible that sending the audience out feeling lousy was intentional
Salubfoto It's an amazing and heartbreaking story.
Allison Davies The film never slows down or bores, plunging from one harrowing sequence to the next.
Michael Ledo Nikki Jones (Afton Williamson) opts to tear up her law scholarship from Harvard to pursue a job in the Hip-Hop music industry on a job once promised by Barry Fouray (Wood Harris) of Fouray Records...who doesn't remember her anymore. She lives in NYC with David (David Call) a privileged white guy who has a passion for hip-hop music. They are both friends with DeeVee (Tristan Wilds) who is attempting to produce a record from his father's garage.This is a made for TV VH-1 production. The version I saw had the swear words blanked out. The writing was formula, but the acting was fairly decent in what amounts to a 1990 hip-hop feel good film. Comment Comment | Permalink
michaelhavertong The only reason I give 9/10 is because there is no series or 2nd half follow up. hard to put such greatness in the time slot. like the plot, like the actors/actresses. Love the Music. The acting was very well done and believable. the movie was very well put together and make it a series. A positive series. maybe even a lesson to learn type of series. the streets sell themselves but it's time movies play a role in upbringing. Hip hop is garbage now a day. let's go back to real music, less cursing and more knowledge and positive. Self destruction. Remember that hit? BRING THIS BACK...don't keep it quiet. just make sure not to air while Power is on. I will be torn.
Steve The best thing about this story is that its ORIGINAL. It's not some tired biopic formula that stunt casts semi-famous actors to portray musical artists. No, what makes this so fresh is the way it tells its original story while using a great soundtrack of early 90's hip hop as it's backdrop. The story surrounds two people primarily. Nikki is a driven, bright graduate who loves hip hop so much she aims to save it from the industry vultures, as well as from itself. But she's got dues to pay before she makes it. DeeVee is a young producer searching for that one MC, a diamond in the rough with a voice and flow to set the art form on fire. He finds it in a very dangerous man, in a very real and dangerous place. Wood Harris plays the label mogul, and as always, he's fantastic. I could watch Avon Barksdale sell used cars. There's a lot of great moments in this film, especially the one at the end. There's no way this 120 minute movie is the end of the story. There's got to be more in store for these characters. I can't wait to see what comes next.
sharonbrown-94316 I really enjoyed this movie. The music was great and made me want to go out and get the soundtrack like we used to in the 90's. I thought it was a good rendition of how a 90's hip hop movie would have been filmed. Good storyline I hope they make it into a series. I'm a huge fan of Wood Harris, Mack Wilds and Method Man. I can't remember the ladies name who played the lead but she played her role very well. I was an a true fan of The Wire so to see these characters on camera again was exciting. Once I saw the clip I couldn't wait to see The Breaks. I think you should check it out and keep in mind that its portraying the 90's hip hop scene... I wanted more when it ended so I hope to see a series or part two picking up where it left off.