G

G

Director: Christopher Scott Cherot

Cast: Christopher Scott Cherot, Richard T. Jones, Blair Underwood, Chenoa Maxwell

     
 

Writer-director Christopher Scott Cherot (Hav Plenty) based his second feature, G, on F. Scott Fitzgerald's classic novel The Great Gatsby. Tre (Andre Royo), a writer for a music magazine, goes out to the Hamptons to interview a wealthy and…  See more details below

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Writer-director Christopher Scott Cherot (Hav Plenty) based his second feature, G, on F. Scott Fitzgerald's classic novel The Great Gatsby. Tre (Andre Royo), a writer for a music magazine, goes out to the Hamptons to interview a wealthy and mysterious rap mogul, Summer G (Richard T. Jones), who's recently bought a home there. Tre first stops in on his cousin Sky (Chenoa Maxwell, who also starred in Hav Plenty) and her control-freak millionaire husband, Chip (Blair Underwood). Tre soon learns that Chip is brazenly cheating on Sky, and he even witnesses Chip smack his girlfriend around. Tre doesn't have much luck getting close to Summer G, until the music impresario finds out that Tre is related to Sky, whom he dated in college. Summer G asks Tre to arrange a meeting with Sky, and Tre, apparently upset with the way Chip has been treating Sky, helps Summer G connect with his old flame. Summer G tells Sky that he still loves her, and she begins an affair with him. The snobby old-money Chip, already predisposed to dislike Summer G because of his hip-hop lifestyle, suspects that there's something going on, and plots to have Summer G chased from their exclusive Hamptons neighborhood. G was produced by Andrew Lauren, fashion designer Ralph Lauren's son, who also appears in the film as Adam Gordon, Summer G's manager. G was shown at the 2002 Tribeca Film Festival and at the 2002 Urbanworld Film Festival.

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Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide - Josh Ralske
G is an ambitious but deeply flawed melodrama. Writer-director Christopher Scott Cherot brings the basic plot of F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby into the Hamptons of the 21st century, where hip-hop producer Summer G (a character more clearly inspired by Sean "P. Diddy" Combs than by Jay Gatsby), played by Richard T. Jones, shakes up the effete locals with his loud, lavish parties. The main problem with G is that the key characters, Summer G and Sky Hightower (the unnaturally cheekboned Chenoa Maxwell), aren't as interesting as the supporting players. Despite all the schmaltzy music laid over it, their romantic dialogue is uninspired. Blair Underwood, as Sky's bullying husband, Chip, plays it with the right mixture of snootiness and brutality, but his character is a bit too broadly drawn. Andre Royo, as the Nick Carraway-like Tre, and Sonja Sohn, as Shelly, the sister of Chip's Brooklyn girlfriend, are excellent, but their roles are disappointingly small. Cherot illustrates the Hamptons social clash in a very funny scene in which three of Summer G's artists, Daizy Duke (Jillian Lindsey), B. Mo Smoov (Nicoye Banks), and Craig Lewis (Laz Alonso), ask an officious buppie for directions to the nearest McDonald's. G has a great, swanky look, and it's fairly entertaining, but the characters are thin, and the story, which doesn't follow Fitzgerald's original blueprint too closely, ends up bypassing profundity for soap-opera melodramatics.

Product Details

Release Date:
03/28/2006
UPC:
0043396143951
Original Release:
2002
Rating:
R
Source:
Sony Pictures
Region Code:
1
Presentation:
[Wide Screen]
Time:
1:36:00
Sales rank:
40,853

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Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Richard T. Jones Summer G.
Blair Underwood Chip Hightower
Chenoa Maxwell Sky Hightower
Andre Royo Tre
Andrew Lauren Adam Gordon
Laz Alonso Craig Lewis
Laz Alonzo Craig Lewis
Lalanya Masters Nicole Marshall
Nicoye Banks B. Mo Smoov
Jillian Lindsey Daizy Duke

Technical Credits
Christopher Scott Cherot Director,Producer,Screenwriter
Jennifer Bryan Costumes/Costume Designer
Bill Conti Score Composer
Charles E. Drew Associate Producer,Original Story,Screenwriter
Roswell Hamrick Art Director
Kimberly Hardin Casting
Lawrence Hoff Sound/Sound Designer
Judd Landon Producer
Andrew Lauren Original Story,Producer
Marco Londoner Asst. Director
Margot E. Lulick Co-producer
Horacio Marquinez Cinematographer
Tracy McKnight Musical Direction/Supervision
Jennifer Alex Nickason Set Decoration/Design
Robert Reitano Editor
Winsome Sinclair Casting
Anne Stuhler Production Designer
Mark White Art Director

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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- G
1. Start [9:21]
2. Summer & Sky [9:20]
3. Not Over [5:05]
4. The Deal [9:03]
5. The Same Page [7:59]
6. "I Stopped Believing in You." [7:19]
7. Under the Bed [7:31]
8. Where the Heart Is [8:48]
9. Hands Off [3:07]
10. Short Fuses [3:29]
11. Face to Face [8:11]
12. Handling Business [7:39]

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