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Life Support (2007)

TV-MA | | Drama | TV Movie 7 February 2008
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The true-life story of a mother who overcame an addiction to crack and became a positive role model and an AIDS activist in the black community.

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Nelson George
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Queen Latifah ... Ana
Vianca Mercedes Vianca Mercedes ... Drug addict
Anna Deavere Smith ... Lucille
Wendell Pierce ... Slick
Rachel Nicks ... Kelly
Evan Ross ... Amare
Gloria Reuben ... Sandra
Tony Rock ... Ness
Darrin Dewitt Henson ... MJ2
Tracee Ellis Ross ... Tanya
Limary Agosto Limary Agosto ... Woman #1 (as Limary L. Agosto)
Carlo Alban ... Andre (as Carlos Alban)
Sidné Anderson ... Sister Bernice
Dorothea Golden Dorothea Golden ... Peer Counselor #1
Chyna Layne ... Deyah
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Storyline

In Brooklyn, New York, the former crack addicted Ana Wallace is HIV positive and is a volunteer in the Life Support, an organization that promotes a fight against AIDS in the African American community. Ana wanders through the streets handing out condoms and helping people with AIDS through lectures and advices. She lives with her mate Slick, who has transmitted AIDS to her, and their little daughter Kim. She has lost the custody of her older daughter Kelly that lives with her estranged mother Lucille. When Kelly's childhood gay friend Amare, who is sick and rejected by his sister Tanya, vanishes on the streets of Brooklyn, Ana seeks him out and tries to save him. Meanwhile Lucille decides to move to Virginia with Kelly, and Ana reflects about her life and the relationship with Kelly. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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You Can't Live Without It.

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Drama

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 February 2008 (Norway) See more »

Also Known As:

Life Support See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Tanya and Amare who are sister and brother in this film are actually real siblings. Tracee Ellis Ross and Evan Ross, children of the iconic singer Diana Ross. See more »

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Featured in 14th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards (2008) See more »

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Life Support
17 January 2008 | by howard-warnerSee all my reviews

The big screen missed this one. I saw this movie just last night although it came out last year and will forever be changed. I am a movie buff and can sit thru the weakest story lines along as the execution is good. This movie was hands down one of the most amazing movies of 2007. The Queen was as always perfect and continues to show her versatility in acting. I was blown away by all the actors because this came off as a documentary. It seemed like they were following around this woman in real life. Evan Ross stole the show for me. He was channeling his mother in Ladys sings the Blues on this one. His performance was OUTSTANDING. His brought to life an urban legend, that you can be black gay and not want to be a woman or be on the DL. He made me love him and then he went away, he died, I cried, I LOVED IT. This movie was convicting and it made me want to do more for the cause. It pulled at my heart strings and hasn't let go yet. Jamie Foxx is one of talented men in the industry as he lends his talents behind the scenes and sings a song at the end that is sure to make you cry. All I can say is thank you. From the bottom of my heart, thank you.


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