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:

Sheldon Candis

Writers:

Sheldon Candis (screenplay), Justin Wilson (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
1 win & 4 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Michael Rainey Jr. ... Woody
Tracey Heggins Tracey Heggins ... Leslie
Common ... Vincent
Lonette McKee ... Grandma Beanie
Grover Coulson ... Cosmo
Charles S. Dutton ... Cofield
Joseph 'Joey Boy' Soremekun Joseph 'Joey Boy' Soremekun ... Kink
Clark Johnson ... Harold Barnes
Malcolm C. Berman Malcolm C. Berman ... Walt Bernstein
Robin Frisby Robin Frisby ... Receptionist
Danny Glover ... Arthur
Dennis Haysbert ... Mr. Fish
Cyrus Jones Cyrus Jones ... Dunbar Head Coach
Michael Finley Michael Finley ... Dunbar Assistant Coach
Brandon Jennings Brandon Jennings ... B.J.
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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.

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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 | See all certifications »

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Trivia

When Common says Tupac was the greatest rapper, it's a little known fact that Tupac use to live in Baltimore, the town in which this movie is filmed. See more »

Connections

Featured in The Mask You Live In (2015) See more »

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Here We Are
Written and Produced by Blaqstarr, Starlight Universal Publishing (ASCAP)
Co-Written and Co-Produced by Nicholas Ruth, Rip Ruth (ASCAP)
Co-Produced by Thunderbird Juicebox, Starlight Universal Publishing (ASCAP)
Lyrics by Blaqstarr
Performed by Blaqstarr for Starr Productions, LLC
Courtesy of N.E.E.T./Interscope Records
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LUV is one of the greatest movies i've seen all year.
4 April 2013 | by conman_06See all my reviews

This movie blew me away. LUV was a really heavy movie that showed us how hard it is to be a kid without parents, growing up in a place like that. Throughout the whole movie i just couldn't help but feel so sorry for the kid, and i actually think that the actor really did the character well. I've seen a lot of bad reviews about the movie, and i personally think that's just critics looking at a from a very stupid perspective. I find it really hard to hate a movie like this, one that really makes you feel sorry for a kid in a situation like this. Both the main actors in this performed there parts perfectly i must add, i loved them both! Proof of how much i was amazed by this film, is that this is the first review of anything I've ever wrote. If this doesn't get any insane awards, it needs to be classified as one of the most underrated movies of 2013! 10/10 - amazing.


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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 September 2015 (Belgium) See more »

Also Known As:

LUV See more »

Filming Locations:

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Box Office

Budget:

$3,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$83,194, 20 January 2013

Gross USA:

$156,996

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$156,996
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Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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