LUV

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $156,996Details
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Synopsis

A special day of bonding takes a dark and dangerous detour for an 11-year-old boy when his uncle's violent past dramatically changes both their futures in LUV, a poignant and gritty coming-of-age story. With his mother in rehab and his father out of the picture, young Woody Watson lives with his grandmother in suburban Baltimore and longs for his family to be reunited. His charismatic Uncle Vincent has just returned home after eight years in prison, determined to straighten out his life by opening a high-end crab shack. One morning, instead of dropping Woody off at school, Vincent decides to give the boy a tutorial on how a man gets things done. After a trip to a tailor to get Woody a customfitted suit, the pair heads to the bank to sign off on the loan Vincent needs to fulfill his dreams. But when a problem with the collateral puts the brakes on Vincentís plans, his lack of legitimate business experience and his criminal record leave him with no good options. Desperate not to lose his only chance at success, Vincent throws back in with his former associates, convinced that one last score will set him free. With Woody in tow, he plunges into the violent world he thought he had escaped, running a drug deal for his exemployer, Baltimore crime boss Mr. Fish and Fishís brother Arthur. In the course of one harrowing day, Woody comes face to face with double-crossing thugs and brutal turf wars, and sees his beloved uncle in a tragic and frightening new light. Ultimately, the boy will have to decide whether to follow his flawed hero...or become his own man.

Metrics

Rotten Tomatoes
Critics
36% - Rotten
Audience
62% - Upright

Movie Details

Theatrical Release: January 18th, 2013 (Limited) by Indomina Releasing
Video Release: April 2nd, 2013 by Indomina Releasing
MPAA Rating: R for violence, language, child endangerment and some drug content.
(Rating bulletin 2242, 9/26/2012)
Keywords: African-American, Abandoned Child, Dysfunctional Family, Life on the Outside, Coming of Age
Source:Original Screenplay
Genre:Drama
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction

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Cast

Common    Vincent
Michael Rainey, Jr.    Woody
Dennis Haysbert    Mr. Fish
Danny Glover    Arthur
Charles S. Dutton    Cofield
Meagan Good    Beverly Freeman
Marc John Jefferies    Newt
Lonette McKee    Grandma Beanie
Michael Kenneth Williams    Detective Holloway
Tracey Heggins    Leslie
Clark Johnson    Harold Barnes
Russell Hornsby    Detective Pratt
Sammi Rotibi    Jamison

Production and Technical Credits

Director    Sheldon Candis
Co-Writer    Sheldon Candis
Co-Writer    Justin Wilson
Producer    Jason Michael Berman
Producer    Michael Jenson
Producer    Gordon Bijelonic
Producer    Datari Turner
Producer    Joel Newton
Producer    Derek Dudley
Executive Producer    Thomas B. Fore
Executive Producer    Steven Saxton
Co-Producer    Sean Banks
Director of Photography    Gavin Kelly
Editor    Jeff Wishengrad
Production Designer    Alex Brooklynn
Costume Designer    Amela Baksic
Composer    Nuno Malo
Original Songs    Blaqstarr
Casting Director    Mary Vernieu
Casting Director    Lindsay Graham

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2013/01/18 - $24,549   45 $546   $24,549 1
2013/01/19 - $37,204 +52% 45 $827   $61,753 2
2013/01/20 - $21,441 -42% 45 $476   $83,194 3
2013/01/21 - $19,009 -11% 45 $422   $102,203 4
2013/01/22 - $5,852 -69% 45 $130   $108,055 5
2013/01/23 - $5,708 -2% 45 $127   $113,763 6
2013/01/24 - $5,379 -6% 45 $120   $119,142 7
2013/01/25 - $4,266 -21% 21 $203   $123,408 8
2013/01/26 - $9,429 +121% 21 $449   $132,837 9
2013/01/27 - $6,141 -35% 21 $292   $138,978 10
2013/01/28 - $2,321 -62% 21 $111   $141,299 11
2013/01/29 - $1,817 -22% 21 $87   $143,116 12
2013/01/30 - $1,235 -32% 21 $59   $144,351 13
2013/01/31 - $1,738 +41% 21 $83   $146,089 14
2013/02/01 - $2,008 +16% 8 $251   $148,097 15
2013/02/02 - $2,798 +39% 8 $350   $150,895 16
2013/02/03 - $631 -77% 8 $79   $151,526 17
2013/02/04 - $943 +49% 8 $118   $152,469 18
2013/02/05 - $959 +2% 8 $120   $153,428 19
2013/02/06 - $714 -26% 8 $89   $154,142 20
2013/02/07 - $605 -15% 8 $76   $154,747 21
2013/02/08 - $455 -25% 3 $152   $155,202 22
2013/02/09 - $633 +39% 3 $211   $155,835 23
2013/02/10 - $416 -34% 3 $139   $156,251 24
2013/02/11 - $212 -49% 3 $71   $156,463 25
2013/02/12 - $184 -13% 3 $61   $156,647 26
2013/02/13 - $184 n/c 3 $61   $156,831 27
2013/02/14 - $165 -10% 3 $55   $156,996 28

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2013/01/18 38 $83,194   45 $1,849   $83,194 3
2013/01/25 55 $19,836 -76% 21 $945   $138,978 10
2013/02/01 73 $5,437 -73% 8 $680   $151,526 17
2013/02/08 78 $1,504 -72% 3 $501   $156,251 24

LUV HD Trailer

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