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Woo (1998)

 -  Comedy | Romance  -  8 May 1998 (USA)
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Gorgeous and extravert Woo meets insecure and straight-laced law clerk Tim at a blind date.

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Darlene "Woo" Bates, played by Jada Pinkett Smith, has been dumped a little bit too many times, now this femme-fatale doesn't let just any man swing with her, and when she's set up on a blind-date with Tommy Davidson's character, it could be love.. if they don't kill each other first. "Woo" features cameos by Foxy Brown, LL Cool J, and Duane Martin. Written by Luis Montalvan <FirmFiasco@aol.com>

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It's Woo's world.. we're just living in it.

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Comedy | Romance

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Rated R for sexual content and language | See all certifications »
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8 May 1998 (USA)  »

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Appuntamento a Brooklyn  »

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$13,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$2,517,263 (USA) (8 May 1998)

Gross:

$8,026,971 (USA) (14 August 1998)
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Pam Grier and Isaac Hayes were originally cast to play Woo's parents, but their scenes were deleted. See more »

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Tim's wet t-shirt in the taxi. See more »

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References Mahogany (1975) See more »

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Woo Woo (Party Tonight)
Written by MC Lyte (as Lana Moorer), Ron Lawrence, Nicci Gilbert (as Nichole Gilbert),
Sprague Williams & Giovanni Salah
Performed by MC Lyte (as M.C. Lyte) featuring Nicci Gilbert
Courtesy of First Priority/East West Records/Elektra Entertainment Group
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Okay romantic comedy.
27 February 2006 | by (Lake Isabella, CA) – See all my reviews

Woo was released in May of 1998, near the end after Titanic hit it's stride of making more than a billion dollars worldwide at the box office and winning the top Academy Awards of that year. Well 1998 was a memorable year for me, and Woo was apart of it. Woo was far from earning any of the money and awards Titanic did, but it also had major competition of other block busters such as Godzilla.

To digress, I saw Woo back in theaters then and thought it was a reasonable romantic comedy. Jada Pinkett Smith was good as the sassy and sexy party girl who tries to seduce and date a straighted headed young lawyer (Tommy Davidson). I later re-discovered Woo on video a few years later and realized that it was indeed quite a dull comedy with little laughs, but the talent and directing and plot sorta kept it going. With Duane Martin and cameos by LL Cool J, Woo was nothing too special but at least viewed for the fans of Tommy Davidson and Jada Pinkett Smith.

On another note, Woo does have a good rather hip rap song 'Nobody Does it Better' performed by Warren G and Nate Dogg. Awesome song.


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