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Way Past Cool (2000)

R | | Drama
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Based on the award-winning best seller by Jess Mowry, "Way Past Cool" is a coming-of-age story told in reverse, for it is the story of a group of young black kids and their fight to reclaim their childhood.

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Adam Davidson

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Yule Caise, Jess Mowry (novel) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Wayne Collins Wayne Collins ... Deek
Luchisha Evans Luchisha Evans ... Markita
Terrence Williams Terrence Williams ... Ty
Kareem R. Woods Kareem R. Woods ... Danny (as Kareem Woods)
Wes Charles Jr. Wes Charles Jr. ... Lyon
D'andre Jenkins D'andre Jenkins ... Rac
D'esmond Jenkins D'esmond Jenkins ... Ric
Partap Khalsa Partap Khalsa ... Curtis
Jonathan Roger Neal Jonathan Roger Neal ... Gordon
Lawrence Ball Lawrence Ball ... Gameboy
Calvin Hall Calvin Hall ... Turbo
Ritchie Holliman Ritchie Holliman ... Tunk
Dejuan D. Turrentine Dejuan D. Turrentine ... Wesley
John Webb John Webb ... Ajay
Melvyn Hayward Sr. Melvyn Hayward Sr. ... Officer Washington
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Based on the award-winning best seller by Jess Mowry, "Way Past Cool" is a coming-of-age story told in reverse, for it is the story of a group of young black kids and their fight to reclaim their childhood.

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Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for pervasive language, violence and substance abuse - all involving kids
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Country:

France | USA

Language:

English

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Contrived
11 December 2004 | by louie-41See all my reviews

I wasn't sure what this movie was trying to be. It was pretty contrived and hokey, with a bunch of melodramatic dialog and unbelievable situations. Also it relied too much on kids doing dramatic roles (and providing narration) but that's just not enough to carry an R-rated adult film. Also the background music was out of place. It's supposed to be a gritty urban thing (I guess) but there's piano and acoustic guitar and some guy singing hokey ballads for much of it.

The rest of the technical elements were well done -- the cinematography, camera angles and everything -- but it just didn't click for me. I'd give it two out of five stars.


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