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The Wood

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Lots of guys have second thoughts about marriage. Three hours before his wedding, Roland (Taye Diggs) is having third, fourth and fifth thoughts. Good thing he's got best buddies Slim (Richard T. Jones) and Mike (Omar Epps) around to help sort those feelings out—and to remember their coming-of-age days in "The Wood" (Inglewood, California). From the big dance to first love, the rites of passage that are part of everyone’s growing up are winningly chronicled in this unforgettable tale of laughs and friendship that's set to the most memorable musical grooves of the '80s.

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Product Details

  • Actors: Trent Cameron, Omar Epps, Cynthia Martells, Malinda Williams, Richard T. Jones
  • Directors: Rick Famuyiwa
  • Format: Multiple Formats, AC-3, Color, Dolby, NTSC, Special Edition, Subtitled, Widescreen
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: English
  • Dubbed: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: R (Restricted)
  • Studio: Paramount
  • DVD Release Date: June 19, 2007
  • Run Time: 106 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (194 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B000O59A0W
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #85,348 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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31 of 31 people found the following review helpful By "cathymarie" on January 21, 2000
Format: VHS Tape
This movie was an absolute joy; one of the best black films I have seen in a long time. It definitely took me back to the days when all those great R&B songs were out and to my first crush and first boyfriend, etc. This movie just put together a whole bunch of good looking black people into a story that's not about violence or any kind of negativity, just pure fun; it's what life is all about for those of us who appreciate but can't fully relate to life in the hood. It was so much fun. I loved every minute of it. The story was great; the acting was convincing, the plot was realistic and it's a movie I will always think about with a huge grin on my face. Two thumbs way up in my book!
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20 of 20 people found the following review helpful By Tony_Tone on March 17, 2000
Format: DVD
I am sure that every brother or sister can relate to this film .. When i came out the theatre from seein this film i just had a big ole smile on my face this movie is so exhiliarting.. I went to see it with three of my closes friends who i love like brothers pretty much like these guys in the film did.. Remember the school days, the silly little bets like who goin to get the girl first.. just the growing pains of being a teenager.. those were the times.. I cherish those times that why so much i cherish this film it hits so close to home.. I know every one is feeling what i say ..
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28 of 33 people found the following review helpful By J. Jefferson on June 27, 2007
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
So, I was in Wal-Mart looking specially for Black Snake Moan, and what do I happen to find; I guess Paramount decided to listen to the fans and put out a better version of the DVD to The Wood, than the now discontinued original printing (which I also own), and the re-release that they put out last year with still no special features. To my surprise, this new version features a commentary track with the director Rick Famuyiwa, and star Taye Diggs and Richard T. Jones. I had to buy it, along with BSM (not "BDSM"; ya'll are nasty!)Now, being that this commentary was recorded exactly eight years after the film was made, and being that The Wood is such a huge hit, you expect certain things about the production of the film, behind the scenes secrets to be told, etc. Really, the commentary doesn't touch that at all. Sure, they think back on the old times of making this movies, but really they don't discuss the movie. The other "features include a reburbished previouly unreleased featurette about the back story of the movie; and the theatrical trailer. Honestly, i still think that they could have done better byt including music videos from songs on the soundtrack (who didn't like 'Neck Uv Da Woods', the brilliant combination of Outkast and Mystikal), and the others. Sure, this release is better than the previous two, but as I mentioned before, this film means something to many people, and although I only paid $10 for the DVD, I really don't know if I got my money's worth.
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18 of 21 people found the following review helpful By Rashee J Harris on November 7, 1999
Format: DVD
This movie was good ,and funny. This movie was adout three boys growing up in engulwood california and they go though all the games we use to play the dodging gangbangers to school danceses and first time having sex and girls play hard to get. This movie is worth getting.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By msijg on February 19, 2005
Format: DVD
If VH1 did a show about life in the typical middle class African American home in the 80's and its impact on music this movie would gain cult status. I love all of the actors in this one-especially Richard T Jones (Judging Amy & Soul Plane) this movie reminded me of my life growing up and I grew up in a big city! A must see for anyone who graduated in the late 80's!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By ashley tarvin on April 22, 2005
Format: DVD
If anyone ever wants to see a great movie then they should go to see The Wood. The wood is one of the most funny movies that I have ever seen. It is a great comedy but at the same time it is a good love story. The wood is a movie that will have you laughing and feeling all romantic at the same time. There are a number of things about this movie that makes it better than others.

If you are a person who enjoys new movies that are set in a different time settings then the wood is for you. The wood will take you back. It will have you reminiscing about your adolescent years. The wood is set in the 1980's in Inglewood California. It is about three teens who grew up at a time when gang activity was really high. Still the movie still remains to be very comedic.

The wood is such a good movie because most of the people who watch the movie can relate to it. The characters in this movie go through things that most people have gone through.

There was a line in this movie that summed up how most teenage guys think. The line was "I'll never be tide down to one woman. For the rest of my I'll be mackin and hangin."

The wood is a very good movie. It is a very good movie because it makes the watcher think about their teenage years. Most people who watch this movie can relate to it. Over all the wood is a great movie to see. I urge any person who wants to see a good movie to go and see it.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By S. M. Anderson on April 26, 2004
Format: DVD
I just love this movie. I don't buy DVD's for the extras. I was so happy I could get this movie on DVD. The movie is about three men who are friends. One is getting married, and he is having second thoughts. The movie takes you through a series of flash backs. I spend time laughing at how folks dressed and wore their hair. It makes you remember when you were in junior and high school. The movie is fun. It's a movie about choices, growing up, friendship and most of all love. Loving your family, friends and the one you want to spend the rest of yoru life with. It's a fun movie to watch.
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