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Woo (1998)

R | | Comedy, Romance | 8 May 1998 (USA)
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Gorgeous and extravert Woo meets insecure and straight-laced law clerk Tim at a blind date.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Woo
... Tim
... Frankie
... Romaine
... Hop
... Lenny
... Claudette
... Darryl
... Tookie
Lance Slaughter ... Lamar
... Shakim
... Fiancée
Sam Moses ... Cabbie
Tiffany Hall ... Denise
Lina Bradford ... Celestrial (as Girlina)
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Storyline

Darlene "Woo" Bates, played by Jada Pinkett Smith, has been dumped a little bit too many times, now this femme-fatale doesn't let just any man swing with her, and when she's set up on a blind-date with Tommy Davidson's character, it could be love.. if they don't kill each other first. "Woo" features cameos by Foxy Brown, LL Cool J, and Duane Martin. Written by Luis Montalvan <FirmFiasco@aol.com>

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It's Woo's world.. we're just living in it.

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Comedy | Romance

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Rated R for sexual content and language | See all certifications »

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8 May 1998 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Appuntamento a Brooklyn  »

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Budget:

$13,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,517,263, 10 May 1998, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$8,026,971, 16 August 1998
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Trivia

Rapper 2Pac (Tupac Shakur) was supposed to be in this movie, but was shot five days before principal photography began. See more »

Goofs

Tim's wet t-shirt in the taxi. See more »

Quotes

Frankie: [in a transvestite nightclub] Um, excuse me. Um, I don't mean to be rude, but is that a paper bag that you're wearing?
Celestrial: [wearing what looks like a low cut, fashion-designer mini-dress, made out of brown paper] Ah, well, as a matter of fact, it is. I'm a designer / slash / astrologist. Trust, I believe in all that cosmic carrying on, and woo-la-la. Cluck!
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References Mahogany (1975) See more »

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If You Love Me
Written by Keirston Lewis & Stokley Williams
Performed by Mint Condition
Courtesy of Mint Factory Productions
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Some good laughs, but no more than OK
30 March 2001 | by See all my reviews

"Woo" has a fine cast. Jada Pinkett has great charisma. Tommy Davidson is a fine comic actor, though he isn't too convincing as a straight-arrow law student. The film is written in sitcom format. The film consists of one implausible scene of conflict after another (especially at the Italian restaurant), desperate to find a punchline. Some of the scenes work. I thought the scene at the transvestite bar was hilarious. And I liked the little cameo by Billy Dee. That gave the film a touch of class. It's too bad LL Cool J only had one scene. I liked his smooth "mack daddy" character. But with a film like this, even though it's a comedy, your disbelief elevates by the minute and it just doesn't have a natural, character-driven flow. It forces itself upon the audience. And the third act is predictable and unconvincing. This is a film that could've been more than OK, if it had a little more wit and focus. If this is about a 1 or 2 dollar rental at your local video store--this is not a bad film to rent. Otherwise, I wouldn't recommend this one.


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