Reviewed byt-glynn-970-980468Vote: 9/10/10
I hate to have to review this simply because of injustice but I do.
I don't think I've reviewed any other films but this trend of howamazing black films get low ratings is truly unfortunate.
This is a smart funny film. The low budget made more of the focus onthe each cast member and had a nice vibe.
I am white and often see really solid black movies with low scores onIMDb, and it's too bad because I feel if the rating were better andmore people watched these movies then more of them would be made.
Kevin Hart is always hilarious and several of the actresses here weregreat as well. The story was touching. At times things were over thetop but they didn't linger, so it's fine and light.
Reviewed bykryptonytVote: 8/10/10
I'm sure I ended up with this in my NetFlix queue because of a NetFlix"Because you watched..." recommendation. It took me months to finallywatch it, and I wish I had watched it sooner. I liked it way more thanI thought I would. It was way better than I thought it would be, infact. The script was solid. The characters were well cast and wellplayed. The content was relevant and relatable. There was somethingabout everyone's story that I could relate to - wanting something thatyou're ready for, but can't attract into your life; meeting men whorepresent as less than suitable mates; a marriage where partners arenot well matched and have differing goals...I could go on. A fewhonorable mentions - Jill Marie Scott's character was sooo believablethat I no longer saw her as Toni from Girlfriends. I also didn't likeher very much :). Her long suffering husband, Keith Robinson, made myheart ache. Usually that story line is reversed, and it's the wife whois long suffering. But he was totally believable as well. I lovedDarius' obnoxious, gum smacking, loud suit wearing Nick. Luenell (sp)was great. She made me laugh each time she came on screen. This isdefinitely a movie I would see again. In fact, it's because it'scurrently on that I decided to write a review. Do yourself a favor andwatch it. You won't be disappointed.
Reviewed bydeaverb-1Vote: 8/10/10
I came across this film at the Washington DC Independent Film Festivaland knew nothing of the director. I was expecting a typical urbancomedy in the style of "Soul Plane" or "Booty Call", and was happilysurprised that it was more intelligent and well crafted. It thatrespect, it reminded me more of "Soul Food". The main characters in "35and Ticking" are well developed and believable. The humor kept melaughing for most of the film. It avoids the raunchy quality of otherrecent comedies.
On the downside, the ending wraps up a little too neatly for my tastes.Director Russ Parr could have left some details for the audience tofill in, rather than fixing every loose end.
Centers around the lives of Victoria, Zenobia , Clevon, and Phil -- all friends approaching the age of 35 and struggling to build the families they've always dreamed of. While Zenobia (Parker, "Soul Food," "Brown Sugar") is still looking for a man, Victoria (Jones, "Castle," "One on One") is married to a man who doesn't want children. Clevon (comic Hart, "Not Easily Broken," "40 Year-Old Virgin"), meanwhile, is too geeky to get a woman, and Phil (Keith Robinson, "Dreamgirls") is already married with children, but his wife is not very interested in being a mother. All four of them try to rectify their romantic lives and futures while their biological clocks tick away.