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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)  »

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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The title character's full name was "Darlene 'Woo' Bates", as mentioned in a Word Up! magazine article before the film's release. However, the name ended up not being used in the film. See more »

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The bubbles in Woo's glass of wine. See more »

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References The Crying Game (1992) See more »

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Money
Written by Kenny Gamble (as K. Gamble), Leon Huff (as L. Huff), Anthony Jackson (as A. Jackson) & T. Lane
Performed by Charli Baltimore
Courtesy of Untertainment/Epic Records
Contains a sample of "For The Love of Money"
Written by Kenny Gamble, Leon Huff & Anthony Jackson
Performed by The O'Jays (as The O-Jays)
By Arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
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Some good laughs, but no more than OK
30 March 2001 | by (Jersey City, NJ) – See all my reviews

"Woo" has a fine cast. Jada Pinkett has great charisma. Tommy Davidson is a fine comic actor, though he isn't too convincing as a straight-arrow law student. The film is written in sitcom format. The film consists of one implausible scene of conflict after another (especially at the Italian restaurant), desperate to find a punchline. Some of the scenes work. I thought the scene at the transvestite bar was hilarious. And I liked the little cameo by Billy Dee. That gave the film a touch of class. It's too bad LL Cool J only had one scene. I liked his smooth "mack daddy" character. But with a film like this, even though it's a comedy, your disbelief elevates by the minute and it just doesn't have a natural, character-driven flow. It forces itself upon the audience. And the third act is predictable and unconvincing. This is a film that could've been more than OK, if it had a little more wit and focus. If this is about a 1 or 2 dollar rental at your local video store--this is not a bad film to rent. Otherwise, I wouldn't recommend this one.


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