''Crooklyn'' is 1994 film by Creator/SpikeLee, which takes place during 1973 in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn. The primary characters are nine-year-old Troy (Zelda Harris) and her family. Over the film's course, Troy learns life lessons through her four rowdy brothers, mother, and father, along with many others.

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!!Tropes for ''Crooklyn'':
* ACupAngst: Troy has a mild case of this.
* AwfulTruth: Troy finding out her mother is sick with cancer and she asks, "Why didn't anyone tell me?"
* BilingualBonus: "Puta" is Spanish for "Whore"
* TheBully: Peanut
* CrankyNeighbor: Tony Eyes isn't just cranky, he's annoying and a pretty lousy neighbor overall.
* DreadfulMusician: Tommy La-La. Also Tony Eyes.
* {{Epistolary}}: Some parts of the story are narrated by Carolyn's letters
* FishEyeLens: The whole episode at Aunt Song's is filmed in this manner, to capture the surreal feeling Troy haves about this upscale suburb living.
* GratuitousSpanish: Briefly, with Minnie and the bodega owner
* IllGirl: Carolyn and [[spoiler: she later dies]]
* IronicName: Peanut is noted to be a big girl and she is
* JerkAss: There's plenty.
** Clinton is not only selfish, he picks on his siblings quite a lot.
*** Wendell can have his moments too.
** Tony Eyes is a bitter, unpleasant jerk.
** Snuffy and Right Hand Man terrorize the neighborhood when they aren't high (or, at times, when they are).
** Peanut and Nate both are bullies who make life difficult for Troy.
* KilledOffScreen: We don't see [[spoiler: Carolyin's]] death, just the aftermath.
* MrMuffykins: Aunt Song's dog Queenie
* OutnumberedSibling: Troy is the only girl child
* PerpetualPoverty: The family is down, but not out. But barely not out. Carolyn is a teacher who is overworked and underpaid, and Woody is a classical pianist and composer who doesn't want to compromise his artistry and play more marketable music. This causes a lot of friction between the couple.
* PetTheDog: After being a total creep for most of the movie, Clinton holds his sister's hand to comfort her at [[spoiler: their mother's funeral]].
* PromotedToParent: Troy, after [[spoiler: Carolyn's death]], elevates herself up to maternal figure, especially due to being the only girl child.
* ShellShockedVeteran: Vic.
* TalkToTheFist: Vic wallops Tony Eyes when Tony won't stop screaming in his face... when all Vic was trying to do was get everyone to calm down.
* TheSeventies: Takes place mostly in the summer of 1973.
* TheStoner: Snuffy and Right Hand, who are often seen huffing glue.
* TomboyishName: Troy's. Somewhat fitting as she is a tomboy.
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: Troy's friend Minnie isn't seen at the end and neither is Tommy La-La