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Jamesy Boy Teaches Us About Choices

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Jamesy Boy, directed by Trevor White, is based on a true story.  It’s about a kid named James that can’t seem to stay out of trouble. He is on house arrest as a teenager and still not doing so good.  Some schools won’t even let James enroll because he’s just a trouble maker. After all his charges catch up to him, James ends up going to a maximum-security prison and turning his life around. The movie starts with James lying face down outside of a prison bus getting beat by one of the guards for picking a fight. He hates prison life.  James gets these reoccurring flashbacks while he’s in prison, basically about his life before prison and what got him there. The first flashback is of him as a 14 year old boy, at this time he was already wearing an ankle bracelet for house arrest. His single mom tries to fight for him to go to public school, but the schools think it’s too much of a risk to have him at public school considering how much trouble he’s been in. This is important to James because he’s remembering how much his mom actually did try to help him get on the right path. James keeps doing bad things like robbing little convenience stores and winds up with a bad girl named Crystal, who introduces him to Roc, the leader of the gang. James joins the gang, cuts his ankle bracelet off and starts doing business. One thing about this part of the movie is if you were on house arrest you wouldn’t be able to cut the bracelet off because there’s a little thing that tells the police.  Plus, you can’t even get an ankle bracelet if you’re under 18, but other than that, everything is pretty legit in this movie. While James is in prison he stops getting into fights and writing poetry. When James is finally released he goes back to his old town and actually wants to gets out of his old life style, so he ends up getting a job then he has enough money to afford a house and get back on his feet again. I recommend this movie for a lot of people because it teaches you that drugs and gangs really aren’t everything and it’s just not worth it.

One of the best part of this movie that made enjoyable to watch was the flashbacks and the details in them. One of my favorite flashbacks was at the beginning of the movie and he is sitting in his prison cell.  The flashback is of Crystal getting Jamesy boy to be a member of the gang. James flashes back to when he first joined the gang and Roc still looks at him as a lil’ kid, until James is driving Roc and another member of the gang to “hit a lick,”  make a drug deal. Roc tells James to wait in the car for them to get out of the house. James notices it’s taking really long for them to come out and usually it’s just an in and out kind of deal, so he goes into the house and sees that Roc and the other guy are on their knees with guns pointed at them. James grabs a pan from the kitchen and knocks the people with the gun out, grabs the money and drugs and they all get in the car. Roc no longer looks at James as a lil’ kid, but gives him some respect and takes him to the strip club/bar. I thought it was really good just because Roc thinks he’s just a lil’ boy and he’s the one that ends up saving him. Another thing that made this movie great to watch was the great acting.  For example, Spencer Rocco Lofranco, who played Jamesy Boy, played a really good role being a bad kid. For example, when James is in prison and he gets in fight with the mexicans he looked like he really kicked their ass. He did a great job showing emotions.  When Jamesy Boy would get mad, Spencer Rocco really looked mad.  It was easy to believe that Spencer Rocco had gone through all the stuff Jamesy Boy goes through; he made it all look real.

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Jamesy Boy was more than some cool flashbacks and good acting, it had a serious message to deliver too.  The message in the movie Jamesy boy is there is always a choice to be made, but you have to make it.  Jamesy Boy made the choice to live a life of crime, but he could have made a choice that life isn’t always about living behind bars and dealing drugs and killing people; you can be way more successful without doing all those things. For example, at the end James finds a job and starts saving up, finds a home and begins his life — he starts over.  He completely gets out of that “gangster lifestyle” that got him sent to prison. He started again because old friends were talking to him and wanted him to be a “gangster” again, but he knows what goes with that life and he makes a choice that he wants something different — he doesn’t want to be in prison any more.  This isn’t just true in the movies, it has a lot to do with real life because many many people let drugs and gang stuff take over their lives, because their life is so shitty that they don’t think they have much other choices.  However, they have more than that to live for. For example, kids let gangs and drugs take so much to where they drop out of high school, don’t get to go to college.  Without a high school diploma you won’t get a decent job that pays well and then you’re stuck with the lifestyle you choose. A life behind bars is a life wasted. The jails are full of people who have made that same choice Jamesy Boy made to join a gang.  But there are people who are like Jamesy Boy, that go to jail and the experience there makes them choose to change their life around. For example, Jeff Henderson, aka Chef Jeff, was deep in the gang life, went to jail and while there discovered his passion for cooking.  He made the choice, while in jail, that he wanted to be a great chef, he got out of jail and now he is an executive chef and has his own show on the Food Network.  It’s all about choices….sometimes you have to see the bottom before you make that choice to reach the top.

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  1. chelsea on March 31st, 2017 11:53 am

    i like how you gave alot of details about the movie to those who have not watched it , this article also tells others that being in gangs and selling drugs can take you on the route jamsey was going towards in prison.

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