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.
In describing the fun he had filming the movie, Lil Rel Howery joked, "If I went back in time, and NBA Live '95 me was playing my Sega Genesis and you told me that I was going to do a movie with Chris Webber, Shaquille O'Neal, Lisa Leslie, Reggie Miller... I'd have thought you were crazy!" See more »
Written by Fred Alexander, Norman Beavers, Marvin Craig, Fred Lewis, Tiemeyer McCain, Thomas Shelby, Stephen Shockley, Otis Stokes, and Mark Wood Jr.
Performed by Lakeside
Courtesy of (c) 2018 LSV Entertainment See more »
Not a big basketball fan, but still loved this movie
I didn't know what to expect when I started this movie, I had never heard of it and didn't even know who was in it. Once it started I was a bit underwhelmed as they built the characters up, but then an amazing thing happened, the story started coming together. Then I started noticing the little things, like the fact that there wasn't a lot of adult references or bad language. Naturally this appealed to the father in me because there's always a lack of movies to watch with the kids.
By the time I was half way into this movie, the characters were building and I became fully interested.
Bad acting and all, this movie was hilarious and brought me job.
I love how the basketball players kind of play an older self and I also love the roles of Nick Kroll and Lil Ray Howrey, they were awesome and kept me interested.
Losing a great team, then creating and "old" team, then challenging the very man that stole your team in the finale proves for a great movie with a lot of laughs.
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