Luv 2012 R CC

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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 uncle he idolizes in LUV, a poignant and gritty coming-of-age story.

Starring:
Michael Rainey Jr., Tracey Heggins
Runtime:
1 hour 35 minutes

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Genres Drama
Director Sheldon Candis
Starring Michael Rainey Jr., Tracey Heggins
Supporting actors Common, Lonette McKee, Grover Coulson, Charles S. Dutton, Joseph 'Joey Boy' Soremekun, Clark Johnson, Malcolm C. Berman, Robin Frisby, Danny Glover, Dennis Haysbert, Cyrus Jones, Michael Finley, Brandon Jennings, Hayward Armstrong, Sean Banks, Michael Kenneth Williams, Russell Hornsby, Marz Lovejoy
Studio Vivendi
MPAA rating R (Restricted)
Captions and subtitles English Details
Rental rights 48 hour viewing period. Details
Purchase rights Stream instantly and download to 2 locations Details
Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By thesavvybamalady VINE VOICE on April 14, 2013
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There is always some well meaning male relative and or friend that want to bring our young boys up to speed and mean well because yes, life is unique for them to say the very least and they got to know what they are going to face as time moves on. but sometimes I feel a child should stay a child as long as he or she can without facing the harsh realities life has to offer. In this movie, it's no different. Common plays an ex con named Vincent just outta prison who takes his young nephew to school but decides at the last minute to take him along with him while he goes around town handling business.Young fella gets to see a lot more of life than he would have seen in school on a given day. At the base of the uncle's plan is trying to open a crab bar that he can work with and stay on the straight and narrow. In order to get what he needs to make that dream come through, he has to once again embrace the life he left behind in the form of Dennis Haysbert and Danny Glover, as well as his old homie, Charles S.Dutton. In the meantime, young nephew is wondering about his mother who they won't tell him about but let him know that she is away in N.C. handling some "things". As the story unfolds, you kind of wish that young homie went to school instead of hanging with unc. no lie.also,if your going to take your nephew or young family member around and show him things, be sure to tell the "whole dang story" like, the real deal on his mother,your part in that, what you did to make that happen instead of covering it up. just IMHO. good flick.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By journee on July 8, 2013
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Great characters great story line great movie. It is a suspense filled movie with many lessons for a child. You won't regret purchasing this movie if you like serious movies.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By J. F. Harris on May 29, 2013
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I love those persons who acted in the movie. I have seen them in other movies.
I just did not like the plot of the movie. The movie moved along very well. It does all of the development that one expects a movie should do: Introduction, situations, development of situations, conclusion with resolutions to the situations presented. I think that this was a terrible ordeal to put a child through. No child should have to experience the kinds of dramatic situations during his impressionable year.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Jay B. Lane TOP 1000 REVIEWER on May 27, 2013
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The program for the 2012 Seattle International Film Festival selection states that this shy 13-year-old boy learns some harsh lessons. My main concern was: What did he really learn over the course of this violent, bloody day? (This film is not yet rated.) After discussing this with other audience members, we were unclear....

We watched:
* Michael Rainey Jr. ("Un Altro Mondo" for which he learned to speak Italian) is our hero, living with his grandmother and dazzled by his smooth-talking, fine-dressing, handsome ex-con uncle, who helps him ditch school for the day.
* Common ("New Year's Eve") is slick Uncle Vincent who refuses to work for anyone else, he wants to be his own boss. Since he got out of prison, he hasn't made many friends, so he takes his hero-worshiping little nephew along to "learn the ropes."
* Dennis Haysbert ("The Unit") is one of the brothers Uncle Vincent visits with his wide-eyed nephew in tow.
* Danny Glover ("Mysteria") is in charge of the deal that allegedly will make Uncle Vincent rich enough to start his own crab shack on the waterfront in Baltimore.
* Michael Kenneth Williams (Omar in "The Wire") is a Baltimore cop who is hot on the trail of Uncle Vincent and his nervous nephew.
* Lonette McKee ("Dream Street") is our little hero's grandmother. She knows her son is lying in his teeth even as she signs the papers for that second mortgage.

As this violent day draws to a close, our thirteen year old has learned how to wear a suit, shoot a gun and drive a car. I realize he's still a child, but when I considered his situation just before the final credits, I'm afraid he might have learned the wrong lessons.

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By 313 man on April 20, 2013
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LUV is a movie about learning that people you look up to as being prefect are not always that/ And Woody learned that the hard way by spending a day with his uncle Vincent. He also learned that beinga MAN is not as easy and as fun as he (Woody) thought it would be.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on April 17, 2013
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Decent movie... stretched reality a little.. However it IS worth watching,(Common is superrr sexyyy),, REALLY hard to believe this all happened in ONE day!
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Franklin on June 18, 2013
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Acting was sensational with stellar performances by Common, Glover, Haysbert, and Dutton. In addition, you have the legendary Lonette McKee. Michael Rainey Jr. was brilliant and has a very long future. The plot however did not make sense. I'm surprised that with the careers of such leading men like Glover, Haysbert, and Dutton that they would settle and participant in such a negative movie, I respect the determination of Common's character, but his drive was curtailed by going back to his old ways. It is sad to think that some impressionable black boy will be influenced by the grim nature of this story. Luv is a collection of astounding instruments brilliantly playing a hallow and annoying tune.
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