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LUV (2012)

 -  Crime | Drama  -  23 January 2012 (USA)
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An 11-year-old boy gets a crash course in what it means to be a man when he spends a day with the ex-convict uncle he idolizes.

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Vincent
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Grandma Beanie
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Cosmo
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Cofield
Joseph 'Joey Boy' Soremekun ...
Kink
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Malcolm C. Berman ...
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Arthur
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Mr. Fish
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B.J.
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An 11-year-old boy gets a crash course in what it means to be a man when he spends a day with the ex-convict uncle he idolizes.

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Follow your hero. Or become your own man.

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Crime | Drama

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Rated R for violence, language, child endangerment and some drug content

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$82,657 (USA) (18 January 2013)

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$138,634 (USA) (25 January 2013)
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Innocence and Experience
18 October 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Not that it would be useful information generally, but this kept me interested from beginning to end. I doubt that a big financial return was a factor in signing up the cast, it was probably a joy to have the chance to be in something like this. It made me think about how the kind of life on view perpetuates. I can see something like this going into the mix that shapes how I act and react. If there's a gun control group that screens or recommends films, this one would be on their list; a gun rights group, probably not. There are special features available here which highlight the respect the main players have for one another. Common and Michael Rainey Jr. are singled out in small separate pieces. I did not take the film as pure realism, still all hands brought the story vividly to life. Many including myself will be looking forward to future work from director Sheldon Candis, Michael and Common.


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