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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Woody
Tracey Heggins ... Leslie
... Vincent
... Grandma Beanie
... Cosmo
... Cofield
Joseph 'Joey Boy' Soremekun ... Kink
... Harold Barnes
Malcolm C. Berman ... Walt Bernstein
Robin Frisby ... Receptionist
... Arthur
... Mr. Fish
Cyrus Jones ... Dunbar Head Coach
Michael Finley ... Dunbar Assistant Coach
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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Follow your hero. Or become your own man.

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Rated R for violence, language, child endangerment and some drug content | See all certifications »

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1 September 2015 (Belgium)  »

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Урок от дяди Винсента  »

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$3,000,000 (estimated)

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$82,657, 18 January 2013, Limited Release

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$138,634, 27 January 2013
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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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Edited into The Mask You Live In (2015) See more »

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Written and Performed by Sigur Rós (as Sigur Ros)
Courtesy of Geffen Records under license from Universal Music Enterprises, Universal Songs of Polygram International, Inc. on behalf of Universal Music Publishing Ltd.
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A surprise!
29 January 2016 | by See all my reviews

I expected this film to be entirely different based off of the title cover and the description. It was really good. Common plays a father figure to Mikael Phiper(?). This movie does a good job at tackling complex issues in a tough economy. Especially if one only knows a jail lifestyle. The scenery was very interesting to look at, if you're not familiar with Baltimore. Fish and Danny Glover play old foes to Common's character. He wears an executive suit while driving a brand new Mercedes Benz. But they live in a slum house.. I kind of get the visual symbolism through it.Although it was a bit cheesy. The lengths he goes through to bond with his nephew while while battling Baltimore's banks and gangs are pretty interesting. It's worth a look.


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