Lottery Ticket

August 20th, 2010







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Plot
Kevin Carson is a young man living in the projects who has to survive a three-day weekend after his opportunistic neighbors find out he's holding a winning lottery ticket worth $370 million.

Release Year: 2010

Rating: 4.1/10 (3,957 voted)

Critic's Score: 50/100

Director: Erik White

Stars: Bow Wow, Brandon T. Jackson, Naturi Naughton

Storyline
Kevin Carson is a young man living in the projects who has to survive a three-day weekend after his opportunistic neighbors find out he's holding a winning lottery ticket worth $370 million.

Writers: Abdul Williams, Erik White

Cast:
Bow Wow - Kevin Carson
Brandon T. Jackson - Benny
Naturi Naughton - Stacie
Loretta Devine - Grandma
Ice Cube - Mr. Washington
Keith David - Sweet Tee
Terry Crews - Jimmy the Driver
Mike Epps - Reverend Taylor
Charles Q. Murphy - Semaj (as Charlie Murphy)
Bill Bellamy - Giovanni
Gbenga Akinnagbe - Lorenzo
Chris Williams - Doug
Vince Green - Malik
Leslie Jones - Tasha
Malieek Straughter - Deangelo

Taglines: Winning is just the beginning. Surviving is another story.



Details

Official Website: Official site |

Release Date: 20 August 2010

Filming Locations: Atlanta, Georgia, USA

Opening Weekend: $10,652,297 (USA) (22 August 2010) (1973 Screens)

Gross: $24,708,699 (USA) (31 October 2010)



Technical Specs

Runtime:USA:



Did You Know?

Trivia:
Rapper Nicki Minaj auditioned for the role of Nikki Swayze which ended up going to Teairra Mari.

Quotes:
Mr. Washington: Read him a bedtime story!



User Review

Not a winning ticket

Rating:

Lottery Ticket is not much of a winner either as comedy or caper. It's predictable as Kevin Carson (Bow Wow) wins $370 million in the Lotto and for a three-day holiday weekend must escape trumped up traps from people who want the ticket, his sperm, or his generosity.

Bow Wow's is a passive, reactive role, where his exuberant, rapper persona seems on hold in favor of being just neutralized by the circumstances. He appears to be a nice kid from the projects caught in a wealth vortex with nothing going for him, not even strong convictions about what he'll do with the windfall.

As the film's hero, he doesn't have the depth to make us care. From what I've heard about his circus-like celebrity life, this film could serve as a metaphor but lack the manic madness of his reality. Director Kevin White keeps the projects feel to the location, albeit at times romantic when people have joyful conversation, clothes and colors are clean and bright, and barely any garbage can be seen. The production looks more like the sanitized Tyler Perry films than Spike Lee's neo-realism.

Similarly, Lottery Ticket can't seem to make up its mind if it wants to be benign or brutal. The scenes with relatives and friends are full of good banter, but on the street with goons it can be bloody tough. The church service is an example of the bi-polar production: It opens with spot-on satire of a goofy, out-there pastor and ends with dark visitors upsetting the service.

I had hoped for a more imaginative script, something beyond the street vernacular, with a plot not so linear and clichéd. As for Bow Wow—Boo Hoo.









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