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LUV (2012)

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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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Sheldon Candis

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Sheldon Candis (screenplay), Justin Wilson (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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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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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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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 September 2015 (Belgium) See more »

Also Known As:

Урок от дяди Винсента See more »

Filming Locations:

USA See more »

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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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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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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 »

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

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Written and Performed by Sigur Rós (as Sigur Ros)
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Take an emotional journey to find yourself in LUV
2 January 2013 | by rgblakeySee all my reviews

There are some movies that come along and offer way more than they let on. At the same time it becomes a bit of a concern when a film with a great cast gets a smaller release because there are varying reasons on why. The latest film to be something more than it lets on is Luv that features a great cast including Common, Michael Rainey Jr, Dennis Haysbert, Danny Glover, Charles S. Dutton, Michael Kenneth Williams and Meagan Good. Could this be a package to deliver a film fans will in fact love or will it be obvious why it got a limited release?

Luv follows a young boy who spends the day with his recently paroled uncle who is trying to right his life, but along the way hits some violent unexpected snags. Now the young boy must follow in his uncle's footsteps of learn to be his own man. On the surface this film seemed like it was going to be just another forgettable drama with little to offer, but as it progressed it became so much more. While it could be viewed as just another drama about the seedy underworld, it is really about two people and their struggle to change their lives while finding their way alone, all while having each other. This film takes place over one day and delivers a really powerful message for both sides of the spectrum. One you have this young boy trying to grow to become a man, but are torn between the problems in his life and wanting to learn the things his uncle has to teach him. Then you have the uncle who is legitimately trying to clean up his act and teach his nephew how to be a man, but is pulled back into his old life as his past catches up to him. This cast is great and it is amazing to see this many great actors in an independent film. They all really poured themselves into their roles to bring these characters to life. Common has really grown as an actor and carries this movie like a pro. The rest of the cast mesh together nicely to deliver this powerful story.

There are some moments here that make you wonder why this kid is being dragged into all these situations, but as everything unfolds you realize it is part of what makes him grow as a man, whether they are good or bad. This was one of those movies that really delivered a surprising finished product to something that didn't offer a huge appeal other than the cast. It's these kinds of movies that remind you how to love film. It's not one of the best around, but there is passion and depth to this film filled with a cast that clearly did this for the love of the project and it shows in the finished product.


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