6.0/10
1,845
13 user 42 critic

LUV (2012)

Trailer
2:33 | Trailer

Watch Now

From $2.99 (SD) on Amazon Video

An 11-year-old boy gets a crash course in what it means to be a man when he spends a day with the ex-convict uncle he idolizes.

Director:

Writers:

(screenplay), (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
1 win & 4 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Brotherly Love III (2015)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Set on the backdrop of Philadelphia's famed Overbrook High School, we track the lives of the nations number one high school basketball player Sergio Taylor as he deals with the early pressures of hood fame.

Director: Jamal Hill
Stars: Keke Palmer, Cory Hardrict, Romeo Miller
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

When her husband is sentenced to eight years in prison, Ruby drops out of medical school in order to focus on her husband's well-being while he's incarcerated - leading her on a journey of self-discovery in the process.

Director: Ava DuVernay
Stars: Emayatzy Corinealdi, David Oyelowo, Lorraine Toussaint
Video Girl (2011)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

An aspiring ballerina, after a knee injury, ends up in a new career as a video girl. She soon figures out that fame is not all that it is cracked up to be.

Director: Ty Hodges
Stars: Meagan Good, Adam Senn, Ruby Dee
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

A 21-year-old reformed gangster's devotion to his family and his future is put to the test when he is released from prison and returns to his old stomping grounds in Watts, Los Angeles.

Director: Malik Vitthal
Stars: John Boyega, Rotimi, Glenn Plummer
Burning Sands (2017)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Deep into Hell Week, a favored pledgee is torn between honoring his code of silence or standing up against the intensifying violence of underground hazing.

Director: Gerard McMurray
Stars: Segun Akande, Sidney Alexandria, Malik Bazille
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Woody
Tracey Heggins ...
Leslie
...
Vincent
...
Grandma Beanie
...
Cosmo
...
Cofield
Joseph 'Joey Boy' Soremekun ...
Kink
...
Harold Barnes
Malcolm C. Berman ...
Walt Bernstein
Robin Frisby ...
Receptionist
...
Arthur
...
Mr. Fish
Cyrus Jones ...
Dunbar Head Coach
Michael Finley ...
Dunbar Assistant Coach
Brandon Jennings ...
B.J.
Edit

Storyline

An 11-year-old boy gets a crash course in what it means to be a man when he spends a day with the ex-convict uncle he idolizes.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

Follow your hero. Or become your own man.

Genres:

Crime | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence, language, child endangerment and some drug content | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

1 September 2015 (Belgium)  »

Also Known As:

Урок от дяди Винсента  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Box Office

Budget:

$3,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$82,657 (USA) (18 January 2013)

Gross:

$138,634 (USA) (27 January 2013)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

When Common says Tupac was the greatest rapper, it's a little known fact that Tupac use to live in Baltimore, the town in which this movie is filmed. See more »

Connections

Edited into The Mask You Live In (2015) See more »

Soundtracks

Never Hesitant
Written and Produced by Blaqstarr, Starlight Universal Publishing (ASCAP)
Lyrics by Blaqstarr
Performed by Blaqstarr for Starr Productions, LLC
Courtesy of N.E.E.T./Interscope Records
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Take an emotional journey to find yourself in LUV
2 January 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

There are some movies that come along and offer way more than they let on. At the same time it becomes a bit of a concern when a film with a great cast gets a smaller release because there are varying reasons on why. The latest film to be something more than it lets on is Luv that features a great cast including Common, Michael Rainey Jr, Dennis Haysbert, Danny Glover, Charles S. Dutton, Michael Kenneth Williams and Meagan Good. Could this be a package to deliver a film fans will in fact love or will it be obvious why it got a limited release?

Luv follows a young boy who spends the day with his recently paroled uncle who is trying to right his life, but along the way hits some violent unexpected snags. Now the young boy must follow in his uncle's footsteps of learn to be his own man. On the surface this film seemed like it was going to be just another forgettable drama with little to offer, but as it progressed it became so much more. While it could be viewed as just another drama about the seedy underworld, it is really about two people and their struggle to change their lives while finding their way alone, all while having each other. This film takes place over one day and delivers a really powerful message for both sides of the spectrum. One you have this young boy trying to grow to become a man, but are torn between the problems in his life and wanting to learn the things his uncle has to teach him. Then you have the uncle who is legitimately trying to clean up his act and teach his nephew how to be a man, but is pulled back into his old life as his past catches up to him. This cast is great and it is amazing to see this many great actors in an independent film. They all really poured themselves into their roles to bring these characters to life. Common has really grown as an actor and carries this movie like a pro. The rest of the cast mesh together nicely to deliver this powerful story.

There are some moments here that make you wonder why this kid is being dragged into all these situations, but as everything unfolds you realize it is part of what makes him grow as a man, whether they are good or bad. This was one of those movies that really delivered a surprising finished product to something that didn't offer a huge appeal other than the cast. It's these kinds of movies that remind you how to love film. It's not one of the best around, but there is passion and depth to this film filled with a cast that clearly did this for the love of the project and it shows in the finished product.


13 of 16 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?