MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 1,266 this week

LUV (2012)

 -  Crime | Drama  -  23 January 2012 (USA)
5.8
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 5.8/10 from 1,237 users   Metascore: 52/100
Reviews: 10 user | 41 critic | 21 from Metacritic.com

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.

Director:

Writers:

(screenplay), (screenplay), 1 more credit »
Watch Trailer
0Check in
0Share...

Editors' Spotlight

IMDb Picks: August

IMDb's editors share the movies and TV shows they recommend for August 2014.


User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 38 titles
created 02 Sep 2011
 
a list of 24 titles
created 20 Jan 2013
 
a list of 41 titles
created 04 Apr 2013
 
a list of 49 titles
created 22 May 2013
 
a list of 48 titles
created 6 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "LUV" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: LUV (2012)

LUV (2012) on IMDb 5.8/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of LUV.
1 win & 4 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Dick Little (2012)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  
Director: Ron McPherson
Stars: Kent Walls, Jayda Berkmen, Brett Baumayr
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 2/10 X  

A serious health scare ignites John Thomas, an insurance salesman in his 50s, to take a closer look at his life. Motivated by a misguided obsession with getting Barack Obama elected, John ... See full summary »

Director: Charles S. Dutton
Stars: Charles S. Dutton, Katt Williams, Vanessa Bell Calloway
Addicts (2009)
Certificate: AO Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

Three friends decide to team up and put a monopoly on their local drug market.

Director: Ali Askari
Stars: Ali Askari, Sashah Askari, Anya Benton
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

Nine estranged friends are reunited after their larger then life friend unexpectedly dies. The friends who haven't seen each other in years are all forced to stay at their deceased friends ... See full summary »

Director: Corey Grant
Stars: Stacey Dash, Wesley Jonathan, Jason Weaver
Video Girl (2011)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

An African-American woman who is a failed ballet dancer, tries out a career in music video modeling and encounters the dark sides of fame and her job.

Director: Ty Hodges
Stars: Meagan Good, Adam Senn, Ruby Dee
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

A romantic comedy which looks at a group of thirty-somethings trying to figure out life, love and marriage.

Director: Russ Parr
Stars: Tamala Jones, Nicole Ari Parker, Kevin Hart
Short | Action | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  

Young man is challenged to a game of basketball by the Devil. The stakes? What is in the Devil's bag against the young man's soul.

Director: Nicky Julius
Stars: Michael K. Williams, Stefan Baird, Luis Da Silva Jr.
Crime | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.4/10 X  

A Latino thriller wherein an emotionally conflicted artist's life is dragged into a vortex of Chaos when both her bullet wounded thieving ex-boyfriend and HIV positive sister end up on her ... See full summary »

Director: Ricardo Sean Thompson
Stars: Judy Marte, Manny Perez, Michael Rivera
Flight I (2012)
Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

An airline pilot saves almost all his passengers on his malfunctioning airliner which eventually crashed, but an investigation into the accident reveals something troubling.

Director: Robert Zemeckis
Stars: Denzel Washington, Nadine Velazquez, Don Cheadle
The Iceman (2012)
Biography | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

The true story of Richard Kuklinski, the notorious contract killer and family man. When finally arrested in 1986, neither his wife nor daughters have any clue about his real profession.

Director: Ariel Vromen
Stars: Michael Shannon, Chris Evans, James Franco
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Director: Isabelle Boni-Claverie
Stars: Danny Glover
Miles from Home I (2006)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Plagued by bad influences, bad choices and bad people, Miles finds himself in a seemingly hopeless set of circumstances. When a beautiful friend with an equally beautiful spirit shows him ... See full summary »

Director: Ty Hodges
Stars: Erik Aude, Taisha Monique Clark, Amy Correa
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Woody
...
Leslie
...
Vincent
...
Grandma Beanie
...
Cosmo
...
Cofield
Joseph 'Joey Boy' Soremekun ...
Kink
...
Harold Barnes
Malcolm C. Berman ...
Walt Bernstein
Robin Frisby ...
Receptionist
...
Arthur
...
Mr. Fish
Cyrus Jones ...
Dunbar Head Coach
Michael Finley ...
Dunbar Assistant Coach
Brandon Jennings ...
B.J.
Edit

Storyline

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.

Add Full Plot | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

Follow your hero. Or become your own man.

Genres:

Crime | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

23 January 2012 (USA)  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$138,634 (USA) (25 January 2013)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See  »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Brilliant, Complex and Socially-Relevant Movie That Will Not Disappoint
5 May 2013 | by See all my reviews

If you take off your in-denial, self-righteous moral lens about a black movie actually shedding light on some of the problems that exist in black America and the extent of diffusion of the drug trade into black communities (even amongst the apparently upper-income, well-respected entrepreneurial and educated class), you will realize that this was simply a brilliant movie.

The story-line was engaging and paced just right. The casting was sublime and the actors were excellent, completely immersed in their various roles, and the moral of the story--that in the complexities of the social ills our society has imposed upon us, and particularly on black males, there are still jewels of goodness, and valid learning opportunities that help us grow, that can still grow young boys into good men. That good black men can emerge who choose right paths, despite the fact that segregation in the North and South path-dependently constrained opportunities for their male predecessors, and that family is our bond.

What a brilliant movie. Much better than those complex Woody Allen movies about much less substantive issues that get lauded with awards and good reviews.

Don't believe the biased, negative reviews. This is one of the best movies you will ever see. I promise.


3 of 3 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Now playing in limited AMC theaters 1/18 lenej00
Need help identifying song drmchen
Discuss LUV (2012) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?