Back to Ballin Release Date: 7 October 2003 (USA) Genre: Drama Director: Tara E. Davis Starring: Lil’ Troy, Lil’ Troy Jr. Thanks to the simplicity involved in their production and distribution, seeing a good urban film usually means that there are four or (usually) more other dreadful films occupying valuable shelf space. Well, after the […]

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Back to Ballin
Release Date: 7 October 2003 (USA)
Genre: Drama
Director: Tara E. Davis
Starring: Lil’ Troy, Lil’ Troy Jr.

Thanks to the simplicity involved in their production and distribution, seeing a good urban film usually means that there are four or (usually) more other dreadful films occupying valuable shelf space. Well, after the Stone Cold Killers and Wounded Hearts grasped my interest, I knew that my time defying the odds was soon to be over. With the inclusion of Back to Ballin’ on my schedule, the streak came to solemn end.

The item that initially attracted me to Back to Ballin’ was Lil Troy Jr.’s sympathetic eyes that adorn its cover. Titled the same as his father’s comeback rap album after a stint in the state penitentiary, Ballin’ is made out to be a combination of gang warfare and the decadence of Jr. through having his first taste of the gangster lifestyle. Well, they got the first part, but the second part is nearly nonexistent. Young Lil Troy Jr., who gets sent to live with his Uncle Troy after being expelled from his downbeat, suburban school, contributes next to nothing in Back to Ballin’. Absolutely nothing that he does, minus his participation in a hackneyed finale, contributes to the main story, that being the gang warfare Lil Troy is involved with. Yes folks, once again, the genius of marketing rears its ugly head.

The filmmakers couldn’t even get the easy gang story right. Lil Troy’s ego comes across full force on the screen. He’s essentially playing himself, and considering his large involvement in the production, you’d think things would be made clear. But it isn’t. Why is the multi-platinum Lil Troy involved in what appears to be petty criminal work? Or is Lil Troy actually playing a rap producer, and someone else is the rapper. I have no friggin’ idea, because it’s never made clear thanks to its shoddy production quality.

Any enjoyment derived from Back To Ballin’ comes from two wannabe gangsters who spend the majority of the movie embarrassing themselves. Everything else is beyond poor.

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