Lifted

Synopsis: Henry Matthews is an exceptionally talented young R&B singer whose happy family life is disrupted when his father, a marine, is re-deployed to Afghanistan. Despite all the obstacles including losing the family home and being forced to move in with his grandfather who hates his music, Henry is inspired to enter a teen singing competition in the hopes of winning and escaping a world that is falling apart.
Genre: Drama
 
IMDB:
6.7
PG-13
Year:
2010
108 min
17 Views

[Tentative music]

[Tentative music continues]

Come on, baby doll.

[Clears throat]

Do you want eggs, hon'?

Um, no, just cereal.

Good.

There's more for me.

Uh-uh-uh-uh-uh.

Okay.

Everything else you want

you have to get on your own.

I have to get ready.

Yeah, I want to make

the 9:
00 A.M. Meeting today.

You want me

to give you a ride?

No, I'll take the bike.

I don't want to walk back.

Oh.

Okay.

Give me a beatbox.

Come on, it's too early.

Come on now.

[Beatboxing]

# I don't feel that

just because my missus #

# Turned me down for a ride

# Won't let it hurt my pride

# I have to let it slide

# If she prefer her two-wheel

# To the feel of my four

# I will kiss her

then I'll miss her #

# As she walk out the door

# 'cause she the prettiest thing

that you ever did meet #

# Sure to stop traffic

right there in the street #

# And every time my wife

is away from me #

# My heart gets heavy

and I hear a melody #

# About the clouds moving in

to grip the sky #

# You know

just what I'm talking 'bout #

# So sing about why

# Ain't no sunshine

when she's gone #

# It's not warm

when she's away #

[Beatboxing]

# Ain't no sunshine

when she's gone #

# She's always gone too long

# Anytime she goes away

Genius son of ours,

ain't he?

Mm-hmm.

Good genes.

# Wonder this time

where she's gone #

# Wonder if she's gone to stay

# Ain't no sunshine

when she's gone #

# This house

just ain't no home #

# Anytime she goes away

# I know I know I know I know

I know I know I know #

# Hey

# I ought to leave

the young thing alone #

# But there ain't no sunshine

when she's gone #

# Anytime she goes away

[Indistinct chatter]

[Mimics explosion]

[Brakes squeal]

See you later, bud.

See you, dad.

[Indistinct chatter]

Hey, Matthews.

What's that in your pants?

Your mom still so high

she can't even potty-train you?

[Kids laugh]

[Rattling]

I've been sober

for a year and two months.

[Applause]

[Sighs]

On my way here,

I had to pass by

my old stomping ground.

All the people

I used to get high with are...

Still there.

Still shooting up.

Mm-hmm.

I miss it...

Getting high.

That scares the living daylights

out of me.

But you know, I mean,

the second that I feel that,

The second I get tempted,

I just think about my husband

And my boy.

They're my world,

My love.

They're my high.

Mm-hmm.

It helps me

fight my temptations,

Stay on the path.

[Sighs]

Day by day.

That's right, girl.

Yeah, that's right.

[School bell ringing]

Get him.

Come back here, chicken.

Get him!

Where you gonna go, Matthews?

He's going in the church.

Hey!

Hey, hey.

Can I help you?

Are y'all here

for prayer meeting?

No.

Sorry.

We're leaving.

I think you're safe now,

But I'd wait a second

before I leave.

Oh, yeah.

Thank you.

Hey, William.

Hey, Carl.

How's it going?

Oh, the same old, same old.

What you got?

There.

And...

There.

[Grumbles]

Bills, bills, and more bills.

Sorry.

I do have something else

for you,

But it's addressed

to your house.

You want it?

Why not?

All righty.

You be good.

You take care.

[Light piano music]

Do you play?

Not really.

Oh, son, you either play

or you don't play.

Well, I do, but I don't

have a piano like that.

You ever played a real piano

before?

No, sir.

You want to try?

Come on up here.

[Chuckles]

Come on.

Play whatever you want.

What was that

you were just playing?

Just a little something

I was working on

for worship service.

Here, you want to try?

All right.

Here you go.

[Soothing piano music]

# Come inside my heart

# Come inside, it's glorious

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Lexi Alexander

Alexandra "Lexi" Alexander (née Mirai; Arabic: الكسندرا ميراي‎; born 23 August 1974) is an Oscar-nominated Arab-German film and television director. She is a former World Karate Association world champion in karate-point fighting. Alexander is an advocate for equality in Hollywood and speaks out about against gender discrimination and sexism and promotes diversity, including a more positive and visible representation of Arabs. more…

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