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Woo (1998)

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

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Woo
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Darrel Heath ...
Hop
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Lance Slaughter ...
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Lina Bradford ...
Celestrial (as Girlina)
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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)  »

Also Known As:

Appuntamento a Brooklyn  »

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Budget:

$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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Trivia

When Woo asks Tim what his birthday is, he replies "September 18th" thus making him a Virgo. September 18th is Jada Pinkett Smith's birthday in real life. See more »

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Position of Minute Maid on the counter at the police station. See more »

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Frankie: [in a transvestite nightclub] Um, excuse me. Um, I don't mean to be rude, but is that a paper bag that you're wearing?
Celestrial: [wearing what looks like a low cut, fashion-designer mini-dress, made out of brown paper] Ah, well, as a matter of fact, it is. I'm a designer / slash / astrologist. Trust, I believe in all that cosmic carrying on, and woo-la-la. Cluck!
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Get 'N It On
Written by John-John & Joey Elias
Performed by Mona Lisa
Courtesy of Island Records, Inc.
By Arrangement with PolyGram Film & TV Music
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Awful.
18 June 2005 | by (UK) – See all my reviews

"Woo" is about a woman (named, of all things, Woo!) who goes on a blind date with a guy who hasn't been with a woman in a long time. Woo has been through a lot with men and gets the feeling this new guy just wants one thing, so she leads him on a series of late-night adventures a la Scorsese's "After Hours." This movie is L-A-M-E lame. It's packed with all sorts of awful dialogue, poor performances, racial stereotypes (including the big fat black woman who waves her finger at everyone and finishes every sentence with the word "girlfriend") and so on and so forth.

Nowadays it's best remembered for starring Jada Pinkett (Smith), wife of Will Smith. Her performance isn't that good and it's hard to believe they based an entire movie -- including the TITLE! -- on her character.

Overall this is poor, stupid, (intellectually) offensive and insulting, clichéd, stereotypical and worse than all that: uninteresting! It's not entertaining, it's not funny, it's just dumb and annoying.

Not even worth watching on TV.


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