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Cool is a struggling actor fed up with stereotypical African-American roles. While pumping gas to make ends meet, he collides with his ex-fiance after 3 years of silence. She is getting ... See full summary »

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Pete Chatmon

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Pete Chatmon
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Dorian Missick ... Cool
Zoe Saldana ... Charli
Hill Harper ... Ed
Frankie Faison ... Phil
William Sadler ... Cole Carter
Tonya Pinkins ... Marva
Eva Marcille ... Farrah (as Eva Pigford)
Sean Nelson ... Austin Price
Keith Nobbs ... Derick
Adam Scarimbolo ... Attendant Darryl
Celeste Gregoire ... Renee
Novella Nelson ... Jayme
Alison Becker ... Amanda
Candice Sanchez-McClaren Candice Sanchez-McClaren ... Nicole
Robert Khakh Robert Khakh ... Garage Customer
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Cool is a struggling actor fed up with stereotypical African-American roles. While pumping gas to make ends meet, he collides with his ex-fiance after 3 years of silence. She is getting married in 36 hours. As the clock ticks on his life, love, and career, Cool stops looking at his watch and starts looking at himself. Written by Anonymous

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Love Starts on "Action"

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Rated R for language

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Quotes

Cool: He doesn't know you like I do, anyway. You're being stupid.
Charli: Fine! Then that's what I am. Get out of my car.
Cool: Alright, I am going!
Charli: I don't gotta fucking take your shit anymore!
Cool: Alright, Stupid!
Charli: Stupid!
[Cool struggles with door handle and lock]
Cool: How do you get out this mother fucker?
[Charli opens passenger door]
Cool: GET SOME POWER LOCKS!
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Enjoyable in a melancholy kind of way...
11 February 2010 | by njscreenwriterSee all my reviews

An enticing film - you begin to watch and within minutes you want to know how it ends. I think there's something in all of us that always hopes for it to work out for the guy, to see him get the girl. While this movie delivers that in a sense, it doesn't leave you with a traditional happy ending.

While the lead male role was performed well I didn't feel like it was very emotionally connecting. Perhaps that's just a reflection of his character, always playing it 'cool' and never really letting you know what's going on in his head. The role didn't offer much chance for an emotional curve.

Opposite the lead male role there is Zoe Saldana's character, and seeing this movie after knowing she's been in two of the biggest films in 2009 you begin to understand why. An impeccably understated yet convincing and satisfying performance. Quite simply a grace to watch on screen.

The other aspect that stuck out to me was the music - I would love to have this soundtrack playing in my home.

This movie is like a little gem you hide away in your private stash, only sharing with someone special, and only then watching once every so often, yet thoroughly enjoying it every time.


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