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Uncle Drew (2018)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Sport | 29 June 2018 (USA)
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After draining his life savings to enter a team in the Rucker Classic street ball tournament in Harlem, Dax (Lil Rel Howery) is dealt a series of unfortunate setbacks, including losing his ... See full summary »

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Charles Stone III

Writer:

Jay Longino
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Kyrie Irving ... Uncle Drew
Lil Rel Howery ... Dax
Shaquille O'Neal ... Big Fella
Chris Webber ... Preacher
Reggie Miller ... Lights
Nate Robinson ... Boots
Lisa Leslie ... Betty Lou
Erica Ash ... Maya
Tiffany Haddish ... Jess
Nick Kroll ... Mookie
Aaron Gordon Aaron Gordon ... Casper
Mike Epps ... Louis
J.B. Smoove ... Angelo
Wesley Witherspoon Wesley Witherspoon ... Mario
Thomas Mills Thomas Mills ... Duke Tango
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Storyline

After draining his life savings to enter a team in the Rucker Classic street ball tournament in Harlem, Dax (Lil Rel Howery) is dealt a series of unfortunate setbacks, including losing his team to his longtime rival (Nick Kroll). Desperate to win the tournament and the cash prize, Dax stumbles upon the man, the myth, the legend UNCLE DREW (NBA All-Star Kyrie Irving) and convinces him to return to the court one more time. The two men embark on a road trip to round up Drew's old basketball squad (Shaquille O'Neal, Chris Webber, Reggie Miller, Nate Robinson, and Lisa Leslie) and prove that a group of septuagenarians can still win the big one. After a successful five years as a fan-favorite digital episodic series, originally conceived by Pepsi, UNCLE DREW, will hit theaters June 29, 2018. UNCLE DREW is a Summit Entertainment release produced by Temple Hill in association with PepsiCo's Creators League Studios.

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Grab your squad and go. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Sport

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for suggestive material, language and brief nudity | See all certifications »

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Official Site | Official site [Japan] | See more »

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 June 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Uncle Drew See more »

Filming Locations:

Atlanta, Georgia, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$19,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$15,242,781, 1 July 2018, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$42,469,946, 13 September 2018

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$43,929,608, 16 August 2018
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Surround 7.1

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Kyrie Irving hit the series-winning three-point shot over Steph Curry with less than a minute to play in Game 7 of the 2016 NBA Finals. See more »

Quotes

Preacher: I just came from Hell whipping the Devil's ass.
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Connections

References Get Out (2017) See more »

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Clap Your Hands
Written by Grace (as Grace Sewell), Oak Felder (as Warren Okay Felder), Zaire Koalo (as William Zaire Simmons), Trevor Brown (as Trevor David Brown), Coleridge Tillman, Joseph Modeliste, Art Neville (as Arthur L. Neville), Leo Nocentelli, and George Porter Jr. (as George Joseph Porter Jr.)
Performed by Grace
Produced by Oak Felder (as Oak)
Co-Produced by Trevor Brown (as 'Downtown' Trevor Brown) & Zaire Koalo
Courtesy of Regime Music Societe/RCA Records
By arrangement with Sony Music Entertainment
Contains a sample of "The Hand Clapping Song"
Performed by The Meters
Courtesy of Rhino Entertainment Company
By arrangement with Warner Music Group Film & TV Licensing
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AIR BALL
9 September 2018 | by Mike HuntSee all my reviews

The trailer should've been enough to keep people away, but I figured perhaps this might be an over the top goofy comedy and have some laughs.... Nope. I shoulda known seeing as this went straight to video.

So how do you ruin a movie somewhat parodying Dr J and his posse of old men making a comeback? Well, you put a bunch of retired NBA legends in old man prosthetics and try to make them act. It might gave worked if they wernt actually trying to act for real in a drama and just played a fun comedic role.

Unfortunately the film looks like a joke, and took itself too serios trying to push heart and soul and life lessons in your face along with done-to-death/play-it-safe sub plots thrown in with who-cares-about-this ones too.

This film had potential to be a great comedy, or at least a fun good, but instead became a triple-double predictable and eye rolling bore fest that tried yo be something no one cares about.

Also the character of Uncle Drew fails to shine as any kind of Dr J, Jordan, Bird, Magic or any legend. He doesn't seem that goid and there is no build up or anything special that comes through for who is supposed to be the star of this thing


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