LUV (2012)

R  |   |  Crime, Drama  |  1 September 2015 (Belgium)
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 5.9/10 from 1,486 users   Metascore: 52/100
Reviews: 13 user | 42 critic | 21 from

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.



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

Watch Now

From $2.99 on Amazon Video

10 Best Action Heroes

We consulted IMDb's Highest-Rated Action-Family Films to came up with 10 scene-stealing action figures your kids can relate to, look up to, and be inspired by.

Visit our Family Entertainment Guide

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 33 titles
created 19 Jul 2012
a list of 48 titles
created 01 Oct 2012
a list of 24 titles
created 10 Jan 2013
a list of 27 titles
created 26 Jan 2013
a list of 21 titles
created 8 months ago

Related Items

Search for "LUV" on

Connect with IMDb

Share this Rating

Title: LUV (2012)

LUV (2012) on IMDb 5.9/10

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 »



Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Documentary | Adventure | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

An award-winning film that has been called "A Must Watch" by Nobel Laureate Muhammad Yunus and Director of The Hunger Games, Gary Ross. Living on One Dollar follows the journey of four ... See full summary »

Directors: Zach Ingrasci, Sean Leonard, and 1 more credit »
Stars: Ryan Christoffersen, Zach Ingrasci, Sean Leonard
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 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
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

As her family falls apart, seventeen year old Sweetness O'Hara is left to fend for herself in a neighborhood where her survival is uncertain.

Director: Victoria Mahoney
Stars: Jason Clarke, Zoë Kravitz, Zabryna Guevara
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

Nine estranged friends are reunited after their larger than 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
I Will Follow (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

Chronicles a day in the life of a grieving woman, and the twelve visitors who help her move forward.

Director: Ava DuVernay
Stars: Salli Richardson-Whitfield, Tracie Thoms, Omari Hardwick
In the Hive (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Sixteen-year-old Xtra Keys hopes to raise his son better than his boozy, razor-edged mother raised him, and he just might get his wish when he's thrust into an unorthodox alternative school full of underprivileged boys.

Director: Robert Townsend
Stars: Michael Clarke Duncan, Loretta Devine, Vivica A. Fox
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

When her husband is sentenced to eight years in prison, Ruby drops out of medical school in order to focus on her husband's well-being while he's incarcerated - leading her on a journey of self-discovery in the process.

Director: Ava DuVernay
Stars: Emayatzy Corinealdi, David Oyelowo, Lorraine Toussaint
Knife Fight (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5/10 X  

A political strategist juggling three clients questions whether or not to take the high road as the ugly side of his work begins to haunt him.

Director: Bill Guttentag
Stars: Rob Lowe, Jamie Chung, Julie Bowen
A Dark Truth (2012)
Action | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

A former CIA operative turned political talk show host is hired by a corporate whistle blower to expose her company's cover-up of a massacre in a South American village.

Director: Damian Lee
Stars: Andy Garcia, Kim Coates, Deborah Kara Unger
Repentance I (2013)
Drama | Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.7/10 X  

A successful author and spiritual advisor takes on a troubled man as a client, completely unaware that the man's fixation on his mother's death will soon put his life in jeopardy.

Director: Philippe Caland
Stars: Anthony Mackie, Forest Whitaker, Sanaa Lathan
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

A coming-of-age story about two inner city boys who are left to fend for themselves over the summer after their mothers are taken away by the authorities.

Director: George Tillman Jr.
Stars: Skylan Brooks, Ethan Dizon, Jordin Sparks
Gun Hill (TV Movie 2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

After the world's energy grid suddenly fails, some long time friends find their way to a self-sufficient compound in Northern California.

Director: Reggie Rock Bythewood
Stars: Larenz Tate, Mark Parra, Michael Aronov


Cast overview, first billed only:
Tracey Heggins ...
Grandma Beanie
Joseph 'Joey Boy' Soremekun ...
Harold Barnes
Malcolm C. Berman ...
Walt Bernstein
Robin Frisby ...
Mr. Fish
Cyrus Jones ...
Dunbar Head Coach
Dunbar Assistant Coach
Brandon Jennings ...


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.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


Follow your hero. Or become your own man.


Crime | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence, language, child endangerment and some drug content | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:



Official Sites:



Release Date:

1 September 2015 (Belgium)  »

Filming Locations:


Box Office

Opening Weekend:

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


$138,634 (USA) (25 January 2013)

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs


Sound Mix:


Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See  »

Did You Know?


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 »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

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.

4 of 5 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: