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Way Past Cool (2000)

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Based on the award-winning best seller by Jess Mowry, "Way Past Cool" is a coming-of-age story told in reverse, for it is the story of a group of young black kids and their fight to reclaim their childhood.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Wayne Collins ...
Luchisha Evans ...
Terrence Williams ...
Kareem R. Woods ...
Danny (as Kareem Woods)
Wes Charles Jr. ...
D'andre Jenkins ...
D'esmond Jenkins ...
Partap Khalsa ...
Jonathan Roger Neal ...
Lawrence Ball ...
Calvin Hall ...
Ritchie Holliman ...
Dejuan D. Turrentine ...
John Webb ...
Melvyn Hayward Sr. ...
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Based on the award-winning best seller by Jess Mowry, "Way Past Cool" is a coming-of-age story told in reverse, for it is the story of a group of young black kids and their fight to reclaim their childhood.

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Rated R for pervasive language, violence and substance abuse - all involving kids





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Cool but could have been better
24 March 2005 | by (Tucson, AZ) – See all my reviews

Comparing this movie to Boyz 'N The Hood was typical advertising hype. But I think the kidz in this flick, who are mostly age 12-14, might have been what the thugz in "Boyz" were like back when they could have been saved. I think that's the point of this film. That there's a magic age when most kidz can be saved, but no one wants to help them. I think anybody who expects "Hood" from this film is naturally going to be disappointed. I also think that it takes some imagination and really caring about kidz to get the message here. The book is a lot better than the movie, but books usually are. I think if this movie was shown to kidz of about the same age who are in it most of them would get the message and most of them would like it. I think a lot of older ppl who dis this movie are the same type who would dis Disneyland because it ain't on the real. But they would forget that Disneyland ain't made for ppl their age! There's a lot about this film that could have been better. Maybe with a big budget and more professional actors. But there's a lot of Little Rascals kind of acting here which was not professional either but was still very good. These kidz are trying, which is more than a lot of older ppl do. I think this was a kidz film made for the kidz who are in it and that's why older ppl might not like it. I give it a 10 for trying to deal with a subject that most of this country either glorifies or disses.

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