Hot Take: Somewhat entertaining mediocre movie about a drug dealer who falls in love and tries to get out of his old life.
Teri Woods was working at a law firm in Philadelphia in 1992 when she finished her first novel, True to the Game. Eager to publish, she submitted her work to publishers and was repeatedly rejected. Finally, in 1998, she self-published and hand delivered copies to local Philadelphia booksellers. This helped Woods launch Teri Woods Publishing and also made the urban fiction novel True to the Game a cult hit. Somehow, though, it took another 20 years for the film to make it to the cinema. The low budget adaptation has its ups and downs and never really achieves more than mediocrity but there are a lot of positive things to be said about a movie like True to the Game and how a movie with almost no marketing budget and a limited production budget can find its way to the big screen and likely turn a profit.Read More →