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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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Tim
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Darrel Heath ...
Hop
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Lenny
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Claudette
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Darryl
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Tookie
Lance Slaughter ...
Lamar
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Shakim
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Fiancée
Sam Moses ...
Cabbie
Tiffany Hall ...
Denise
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

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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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Box Office

Budget:

$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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Trivia

Rapper 2Pac (Tupac Shakur) was supposed to be in this movie, but was shot five days before principal photography began. See more »

Goofs

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

Quotes

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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References Mahogany (1975) See more »

Soundtracks

If You Love Me
Written by Keirston Lewis & Stokley Williams
Performed by Mint Condition
Courtesy of Mint Factory Productions
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Woo Is Funny
14 June 2016 | by See all my reviews

Not all movies are made to answer some of life's most puzzling questions. Not all movies are supposed to be 'intelligent' or 'thought-provoking'. Not all movies are made to change the world. Some movies are made for us to be able to sit back for one and a half hours, forget all our troubles and just have a good scream. This is one of those movies.. All my favorite comedy actors are here: Jada of course (looking as lovely as I've ever seen her), Dave Chapelle, Duane Martin, Paula Jai Parker, Aida Turturro, LL Cool J and Dartanyan Edmonds. Even Foxy Brown makes an appearance and it's not too bad either.

Overall, it is funny. Everyone has experienced the "blind date" syndrome and this movie takes it to another level. Lynne with the wine and fried chicken was funny, Tommies 3 friends in the gay club was classic, and everything that could go wrong for Tommie goes wrong. Jada was very sexy, smart, and in control. Something a lot of men may not enjoy watching. And who could hate a movie with the great Billy Dee Williams making a cameo appearance? Many people hated this movie and I can not see why unless your expectations were to high to begin with. Just relax, watch it, laugh, reflect, and have a good evening. We all know Jada and Tommy can do much better in other roles. All actors can have an average film or too in their careers.

Overall rating: 7 out of 10.


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