His first, " Boyz N the Hood ," showed a young black man growing up in an atmosphere of street violence, but encouraged by his father to stand aside from the gangs and shootings and place a higher worth on his life. At the end of the film, the hero's friend was shot dead. Now comes a film told from the point of view of a young woman in the same neighborhood - Justice, played by Janet Jackson. At the beginning of the film she's on a date at a drive-in theater with her boyfriend. Words are exchanged at the refreshment stand, egos are wounded, and before long her boyfriend is shot dead. One of the realities in both films is the desperation of a community where self-respect is so precarious that small insults can become capital offenses. Justice emerges from mourning determined to go it alone. What's the use of committing her heart to a man who will simply get himself killed in another stupid incident?
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Travelling or based outside United States? Video availability outside of United States varies. Sign in to see videos available to you. Rentals include 30 days to start watching this video and 48 hours to finish once started. Close Menu. A sensitive young woman retreats into a world of poetry following the murder of her boyfriend - but she finds herself slowly attracted to the local postman who dreams of hip-hop stardom in this winning romance. More purchase options.
Discover what to watch this November including a Marvel docu-series, a '90s reboot, and a Star Wars holiday celebration. Get some streaming picks. After witnessing the murder of her first and only boyfriend, young Justice Janet Jackson decides to forget about college and become a South Central Los Angeles, California hairdresser. Avoiding friends, the only way for her to cope with her depression is by composing beautiful poetry.