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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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Tracey Heggins ...
Leslie
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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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Harold Barnes
Malcolm C. Berman ...
Walt Bernstein
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Arthur
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Mr. Fish
Cyrus Jones ...
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Brandon Jennings ...
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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Rated R for violence, language, child endangerment and some drug content | See all certifications »

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

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$138,634 (USA) (25 January 2013)
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When actor Common says 2pac was the greatest rapper little known fact 2pac use to live in Baltimore the town this movie is filmed in. See more »

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LUV is one of the greatest movies i've seen all year.
4 April 2013 | by (Lismore, Australia) – See all my reviews

This movie blew me away. LUV was a really heavy movie that showed us how hard it is to be a kid without parents, growing up in a place like that. Throughout the whole movie i just couldn't help but feel so sorry for the kid, and i actually think that the actor really did the character well. I've seen a lot of bad reviews about the movie, and i personally think that's just critics looking at a from a very stupid perspective. I find it really hard to hate a movie like this, one that really makes you feel sorry for a kid in a situation like this. Both the main actors in this performed there parts perfectly i must add, i loved them both! Proof of how much i was amazed by this film, is that this is the first review of anything I've ever wrote. If this doesn't get any insane awards, it needs to be classified as one of the most underrated movies of 2013! 10/10 - amazing.


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