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Lottery Ticket

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Poster for the movie "Lottery Ticket"

Lottery Ticket (2010)

PG-13 99 min - Comedy - 20 August 2010

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

Director:  Erik White
Stars:  Shad Moss, Brandon T. Jackson, Naturi Naughton, Loretta Devine, Teairra Mari, Ice Cube, Keith David, Terry Crews, Mike Epps, Charlie Murphy, Bill Bellamy, Gbenga Akinnagbe, Vince Green, Malieek Straughter, Leslie Jones, Chris Williams, Stacie Davis

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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


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Tagline: Winning is Just the Beginning Surviving is Another Story

Genres: Comedy

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Country:   United States of America
Language:  English
Release Date:  20 August 2010

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Production Companies:  Cube Vision, Sweepstake Productions

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Runtime:  1 h 39 min

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This movie is about greed and human nature. In this movie, Kevin Carson, a young man from the projects wins a huge lottery prize. He must then survive the greed of his neighbors as they try to get the ticket for themselves. They threaten his life as he tries to survive a three-day weekend before he can claim his prize.

The movie is billed as an urban comedy. It is rated PG-13 by the MPAA for sexual content, some violence, underage drinking and references to violence. Oh, what about the theme that gambling eventually leads to winning the “big one”, even if the gambling is state sanctioned? The movie could serve as a big advertisement that encourages people to play the lottery, because they may win big too. They can have the fancy sports car, the good-looking girl and everything, if they just play. The rags to riches story suggests that you do have a chance to win the lottery.

The poor guy who wins the ticket gets punched numerous times, propositioned, and cheated throughout the movie, all for his good fortune. Most of the characters were superficial and placed high value on material things. In my opinion, it could have been a PG-13, except for one scene where two characters are in bed. Okay, she did have her underwear on, but the scene suggests that this would not be for long, and there was an aggressive factor there too. For this reason, it is closer to an R. If you take small children to this one, be prepared to cover their eyes a lot. For teens, use discretion based on your teen’s ability to handle such content.


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