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Tijuana Jackson: Purpose Over Prison (2020)

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Tijuana Jackson (ROMANY MALCO) is a man determined to move beyond his checkered past and achieve his ambition of becoming a world renowned motivational speaker. When asked to be the subject of a 10 minute student film, TJ leaps at the opportunity. Ten minutes turns into ten hours, and ten hours become ten life altering days of courage and inspiration. Determined to be more than a statistic with a pipe dream, TJ stops at nothing to earn the respect of his family, and crush (REGINA HALL), who is currently his probation officer, by becoming the success story they claimed he'd never be.

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Cast

Romany Malco
as Tijuana Jackson
Regina Hall
as Cheryl Wagner
Tami Roman
as Sharea Jackson
Alkoya Brunson
as Lil' Eric Jackson
Tyler Cassidy
as Tyler Cassidy
Lyne Odums
as Momma Jackson
Shannon Dang
as Rachel Cho
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Critic Reviews for Tijuana Jackson: Purpose Over Prison

All Critics (6) | Top Critics (1)

The plot, such as it is, is meandering, and the stereotypical humor is been there, done that.

July 30, 2020 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

There's a certain sort of wisdom that's espoused by this character... It's really funny, but if you're really paying attention, there's some good nuggets in there, too.

August 12, 2020 | Full Review…

Underneath the foul-mouthed jokes, Tijuana Jackson: Purpose Over Prison has a hopeful message about ex-cons deserving a chance to turn their lives around if they have the motivation to do it. (However, some scenes in the movie do tend to get repetitive.)

August 4, 2020 | Full Review…

Malco's mix of over-the-top swagger with offbeat charm produces some scattered big laughs, yet any deeper emotional connection remains elusive as the sketchy material feels strained at feature length.

July 31, 2020 | Full Review…

Eventually, the fluctuating character traits more or less come together in a clumsy human way, and T.J. becomes someone to root for.

July 31, 2020 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

Non-stop language, sweet family love in profane comedy.

July 29, 2020 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

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