[[caption-width-right:295: Every second, every minute, man I swear that she could get it...]]

''Poetic Justice'' is a 1993 romantic comedy film starring Music/JanetJackson as the titular Justice, Music/TupacShakur as Lucky, and Regina King as Justice's best friend Iesha.

The movie focuses on Justice coping with her life after the loss of her boyfriend, played by Q-Tip. She learns to love herself again and opens up to a budding romance with an unlikely friend after embarking on a mini road trip.

!!''Poetic Justice'' contains examples of:

* TheAlcoholic: Iesha, to Justice's chagrin.
* CrazyCatLady: Justice. Her friend even lampshades this.
* DoggedNiceGuy: Lucky
* DrowningMySorrows: Iesha
* DrugsAreBad: Lucky's baby mother does crack and sleeps with another man with her kids in the next room. This causes Lucky to storm out of her apartment with his daughter, sick of her neglectful ways.
* Main/EpunymousTitle: She's called Justice and she writes poetry.
* InformedFlaw: Chicago has a hard time--staying hard.
* {{Jerkass}}: Chicago. Whether its [[spoiler: hitting Iesha and then attempting to attack Justice when she intervenes]] or verbally attacking Justice for showing interest in Lucky. An inner monologue reveals he planned to [[spoiler: cheat on Iesha]].
* MyCarHatesMe: Justice couldn't get her car to start.
* TheNineties: Box braids, dashikis, oversized bamboo earrings and mom jeans, oh my!
* {{Poetry}}: Justice recites poetry in a few voice overs throughout the movie. They're all works by {{Maya Angelou}}.
* RoadTripPlot: Both destroys and creates relationships.
%%* SingleWomanSeeksGoodMan
* SlapSlapKiss: Justice and Lucky spend a lot of time getting on each others' bad sides before they eventually [[spoiler: hook up]].
* WouldHitAGirl: Chicago