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Woo (1998)

R | | 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.


(as Daisy V. S. Mayer)


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Darrel Heath ...
Lance Slaughter ...
Sam Moses ...
Tiffany Hall ...
Lina Bradford ...
Celestrial (as Girlina)


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.


Comedy | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for sexual content and language | See all certifications »




Release Date:

8 May 1998 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Appuntamento a Brooklyn  »

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Box Office


$13,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,517,263, 10 May 1998, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$8,026,971, 16 August 1998
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Did You Know?


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 »


On her date with Tim, salsa dancing, Woo's shoes change for one shot. See more »


Romaine: [accidentally in a transvestite nightclub] That was a *dude* in that dress!
Frankie: Shoulders!
Celestrial: [clucks] Hah!
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If You Love Me
Written by Keirston Lewis & Stokley Williams
Performed by Mint Condition
Courtesy of Mint Factory Productions
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Dire Ethnic Sex Comedy With little Redeeming Features
18 June 2005 | by See all my reviews

The premise of WOO centers around a mismatched couple who meet via a blind date . The eponymous Woo turns up at the flat of Tim who is a bit of nerd and a complete contrast to Woo . Right away you realise that this isn't a groundbreaking sex comedy and perhaps needed something to set it apart from other movies in the sub genre and there's nothing here that does

But what really ruins the film is the ethnic stereotypes and I don't think I've seen so many unlikely characters since watching black exploitation movies like SHAFT and Hit-man . The audience are really smacked over the head as to just how funky these black people are which will probably cause offence to black people and white liberals and will certainly irritate everyone else , so from having a movie that from the outset would merely have been very run of the mill we have a movie that is embarrassing . If you're going to populate a film with black people at least give them non stereotypical quirks

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