2.1/10
3,588
21 user 2 critic

Anne B. Real (2003)

PG-13 | | Drama | 14 June 2003 (USA)
The coming of age story of a young female rapper, who finds her inspiration by reading the Diary of Anne Frank.

Director:

Writers:

(story), (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
Reviews

On Disc

at Amazon

Bottom Rated Movies #58 | 4 wins & 3 nominations. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 2.1/10 X  

A father's psychic abilities are put to the test when his two daughters are trapped inside of a corn maze haunted by the spirits of two young girls who disappeared a year earlier.

Director: Bill Cowell
Stars: Bill Cowell, Kelleigh Murray, Alyssa Cowell
Comedy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 2/10 X  

A modern-day updating of the Dracula legend that finds Steven, a good-looking American hero devastated by the death of his girlfriend, wandering through Europe and looking for happiness. A ... See full summary »

Director: Peter Horak
Stars: Bruce Glover, Denny Sachen, Kerry Dustin
Horror | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 2.2/10 X  

A young man is transformed into a hideous "moon beast" due to a meteor fragment lodged in his body.

Director: Richard Ashe
Stars: Chase Cordell, Leigh Drake, Gregorio Sala
Troppo belli (2005)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 2.8/10 X  

Costantino and Daniele are two friends which have very success with girls. Their wish is to work in the show business and they can achieve their goal when meet Valeria, top model and ... See full summary »

Director: Ugo Fabrizio Giordani
Stars: Costantino Vitagliano, Daniele Interrante, Jennifer Poli
Soultaker (1990)
Fantasy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 2.3/10 X  

Four teenagers are killed in a car accident. Two of the teenagers refuse to go with "The Grim Reaper" and a race between life and death ensues!

Director: Michael Rissi
Stars: Joe Estevez, Vivian Schilling, Gregg Thomsen
Horror | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 2.3/10 X  

A space capsule crash-lands on Earth, and the astronaut aboard disappears. Is there a connection between the missing man and the monster roaming the area?

Directors: Bill Rebane, Herschell Gordon Lewis
Stars: Philip Morton, June Travis, George Perry
Adventure | Drama | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 2.3/10 X  

A professor and three of his students camp out in the wilderness to find a Bigfoot-type creature.

Director: Charles B. Pierce
Stars: Charles B. Pierce, Cindy Butler, Chuck Pierce Jr.
Comedy | Crime | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 1.9/10 X  

Evil assassins want to kill Daniel Kublbock, the third runner up for the German Idols.

Director: Ulli Lommel
Stars: Daniel Küblböck, Ulli Lommel, Rudolf Waldemar Brem
Action | Sci-Fi | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 2.4/10 X  

Jobe is resuscitated by Jonathan Walker. He wants Jobe to create a special computer chip that would connect all the computers in the world into one network, which Walker would control and ... See full summary »

Director: Farhad Mann
Stars: Patrick Bergin, Matt Frewer, Austin O'Brien
Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 2.3/10 X  

Two young people stand on a street corner in a run-down part of New York, kissing. Despite the lawlessness of the district they are left unmolested. A short distance away walk Maria and ... See full summary »

Director: Aune Sand
Stars: Beate Halkjelsvik, Einar Lund, Beate Charlotte Lunde
Eegah (1962)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 2.2/10 X  

Teenagers stumble across a prehistoric caveman, who goes on a rampage.

Director: Arch Hall Sr.
Stars: Arch Hall Jr., Marilyn Manning, Richard Kiel
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 2.1/10 X  

Two comedians set out to make their own exploitation video.

Director: Kasper Wedendahl
Stars: Timm Vladimir, Gordon Kennedy, Berte Fischer-Hansen
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Eric Smith ...
...
Kitty
...
Janet Gimenez
...
Darius (as Geronimo Frias Jr.)
...
Michael Dominguez
...
Cynthia Gimenez (as Janice Richardson aka 'JNYCE')
Julia Moran ...
Young Cynthia
Omas Diaz ...
Young Juan
...
David Cera ...
Gomez - Drug Dealer #1
Zhamyr 'Summy' Cueva ...
Eduardo, Drug Dealer #2
Kamau Hervert ...
Himself, Rapper
...
Angel
'Nesta' Ward ...
Frank
Edit

Storyline

The coming of age story of a young female rapper, who finds her inspiration by reading the Diary of Anne Frank.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

ANNE FRANK meets 8 MILE.

Genres:

Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for violence and drug content
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

14 June 2003 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Анна Б. Риал  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Company Credits

Show more on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Crazy Credits

We thank the ANNE FRANK - Fonds. Basel, the Copyright holder for allowing us to quote some sentences out of Anne Frank's Diary See more »

Connections

References 8 Mile (2002) See more »

Soundtracks

Boy Like That
Performed by MC Lyte
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Not 100% bad, but also not particularly engaging.
5 February 2010 | by See all my reviews

I think that this film being on IMDb's Bottom 100 list of the lowest rated films of all time is a bit sad. Sure, it's NOT a good movie but it's not quite that bad. I might put it in the Bottom 500 if they had such a list.

This is a story about a teenage girl who loves to write rap songs and sulk. Her family situation is pretty bad--with a drug abusing brother (who she lets walk all over her) and a sister with a baby. There's more to the story than this, but frankly I didn't care much for any of the characters and had a hard time caring when a particular teacher of the girl tried hard to encourage her to go to college and pursue her dreams.

The biggest single problem about the movie is that the characters are unappealing. While you are supposed to care about Cynthia, her semi-catatonic character was not particularly endearing. In addition, no one around her was particularly interesting. While a few story elements were good (such as the theft of her music), you just didn't care. It also didn't help that the film was so slow-paced and the characters behaved rather stupidly.

The second problem is that there is a tie-in between this character and Anne Frank--a completely ridiculous thing to say the least! Anne frequently reads the writings of Frank and it almost seems, at times, that the film makers are trying to almost make a sort of moral or situational equivalence between the two! Offensive, yes. Dumb, oh yes.

Perhaps this film might mean more to some others--particularly inner city teens (in particular Hispanics and lovers of hip-hop). But for this 45 year-old White guy, there wasn't much appeal. Actually, while I think about it, my 19 year-old also disliked the film...as did all those who rated it so poorly. Wow...perhaps this film ISN'T for much of anybody.

By the way, the film seems to have a lot of very, very poor reviews as well as some that give it a ten. While perhaps the ones were a bit too low, the tens would imply that this is a perfect or near perfect film--which it clearly is not. While I could understand someone liking the film, the characters needed work and the film lacked focus at times.


4 of 5 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?
Review this title | See all 21 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

How to Wield a Lightsaber

Legendary sword choreographer Tim Weske teaches our "IMDb Show" Jedis the basics of lightsaber combat. Plus, we break down the origins of some iconic Star Wars creatures.

Watch now