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Premium (2006)

 -  Comedy | Drama | Romance  -  6 March 2006 (USA)
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Cool is a struggling actor fed up with stereotypical African-American roles. While pumping gas to make ends meet, he collides with his ex-fiance after 3 years of silence. She is getting ... See full summary »

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Phil
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Cole Carter
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Marva
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Farrah (as Eva Pigford)
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Austin Price
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Derick
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Jayme
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Nicole
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Cool is a struggling actor fed up with stereotypical African-American roles. While pumping gas to make ends meet, he collides with his ex-fiance after 3 years of silence. She is getting married in 36 hours. As the clock ticks on his life, love, and career, Cool stops looking at his watch and starts looking at himself. Written by Anonymous

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Rated R for language

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Cool: He doesn't know you like I do, anyway. You're being stupid.
Charli: Fine! Then that's what I am. Get out of my car.
Cool: Alright, I am going!
Charli: I don't gotta fucking take your shit anymore!
Cool: Alright, Stupid!
Charli: Stupid!
[Cool struggles with door handle and lock]
Cool: How do you get out this mother fucker?
[Charli opens passenger door]
Cool: GET SOME POWER LOCKS!
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Excellent
30 June 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Read my past reviews, and you know how rare it is that I sing the praises of any film made after 1985.

Premium is one of the best independent films I have ever seen. I realized after the screening at the Urbanworld Film Festival just how much garbage I've watched lately. I hope Mr. Chatmon is able to get a theatrical release so that everyone can have an opportunity to see the movie, but if it does go straight to DVD, it will be a rare gem in the secondary market.

I don't want to over-inflate the movie. It wasn't a complex story with a lot of special effects or over the top dramatizations. It was a very simple story that was divinely executed. Everyone did what they were supposed to do. The film maker had enough respect for his audience not be the director, the writer, the star, the key grip and the caterer. He selected his role, he focused on that and hired people to do the rest.

It's a character study and a date movie. And its good. I've been a champion of the urban independent film maker for a while. This movie reminded me why...UFC


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