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LUV Official Trailer #1 (2012) - Common, Michael Rainey Jr. Movie HD

LUV(美國/2013/犯罪/劇情)

LUV

語言:英語

11歲孤兒Woody Watson住在巴爾的摩,夢想過著更好的生活。他不確定母親在哪裡,有人說她可能在北卡羅來納州試著戒毒。Woody把叔叔Vincent當作爸爸看待,服刑8年甫出獄的Vincent曾經是街頭毒販,現在他想重新做人。某天,Vincent經過Woody的學校,決定帶他出去見識見識。Vincent相中一間法拍倉庫,打算買下來開餐廳,但銀行不肯貸款給他。過去的非法勾當再次向他招手,Vincent回頭找從前老大FISH幫忙。原本積極樂觀的一天,最後以暴力收場,Woody必須決定要追隨叔叔的腳步,或是走出自己的路。

 

其他:

《愛 LUV》是短片導演薛爾頓坎迪斯首部長片,饒舌歌手凡夫俗子飾演前科犯Vincent,小麥可雷尼飾演視他為偶像的11歲侄子Woody。

導演:薛爾頓坎迪斯

製片:傑森麥克伯曼,麥克詹森,戈登拜傑洛尼奇,達塔里透納,喬伊紐頓,德瑞克達德利

製作公司:LUV Films 5, Gordon Bijelonic/Datari Turner Films, Hollywood Studios

演員:凡夫俗子(《刺客聯盟》、《巧克力甜心》、《魔鬼終結者:未來救贖》),小麥可雷尼(《白宮第一管家》),丹尼斯赫柏特(《鍋蓋頭》、《烈火悍將》)丹尼葛洛佛(《證人》、《紫色姐妹花》、《2012》),查爾斯達頓,馬克約翰傑佛瑞斯,蘿內特麥基,麥克威廉斯

 

影評:

「薛爾頓坎迪斯首部作品,以巴爾的摩黑幫為背景,優秀選角彌補了劇情漏洞,饒舌歌手凡夫俗子挑大樑帶來精彩演出。」-《綜藝報》

「新人小麥可雷尼及凡夫俗子飾演一對叔侄,以巴爾的摩為背景的成長電影,丹尼斯赫柏特飾演黑幫大佬。」-《綜藝報》

花絮:

凡夫俗子在片中說圖帕克是史上最偉大的饒舌樂手。很多人不知道,圖帕克曾在本片背景城市巴爾的摩居住過。-IMDB

 

LUV(USA/2013/CRIME/DRAMA)

LUV

Language: English

Eleven-year-old WOODY WATSON is a timid Baltimore orphan who dreams of a better life --and his absent mother who may or may not be in North Carolina fighting drug addiction. Woody also reveres his uncle VINCENT as the father figure he never had. A street hustler and former drug dealer, Vincent's fresh off an eight-year stint in prison and wants a new direction. When Vincent bypasses his nephew's school one day and offers to show Woody how a man handles his business, Woody jumps at the opportunity to join his uncle on a field trip of life lessons. With a foreclosed warehouse property, Vincent plans to open his own crab shack restaurant. However, when he is denied a bank loan the legitimate way, the temptations of Vincent's old life working for Baltimore crime boss MR. FISH return to haunt him. A day once bright with optimism quickly spirals downward into a world of violence. Coming of age all too fast by day's end, Woody starts to doubt his hero and ultimately must decide where he stands.

Others:

‘LUV’ marks the feature debut of short filmmaker Sheldon Candis and stars rapper Common as Vincent, an ex-con and former gangster who becomes a role model for 11-year-old Woody (Michael Rainey Jr), whose mother has disappeared.

 

Director:          Sheldon Candis

Producers:        Jason Michael Berman, Michael Jenson, Gordon Bijelonic,

                        Datari Turner, Joel Newton, Derek Dudley

Production Co:        LUV Films 5, Gordon Bijelonic/Datari Turner Films, Hollywood Studios

Cast:                        Common (Wanted, Brown Sugar, New Year's Eve,                                               Terminator:Salvation), Michael Rainey Jr. (The Butler),

                        Dennis Haysbert( Jarhead, Heat), Danny Glover (Witness, The Color                  Purple, 2012), Charles S. Dutton, Marc John Jefferies, Lonette McKee
                        Michael Kenneth Williams

Reviews:

  • A well-chosen cast papers over some of the plausibility gaps in Sheldon Candis’ debut feature, set in the Baltimore crime world and showcasing a magnetic lead performance from the rapper Common. – THR
  • Talented young newcomer Michael Rainey Jr. and Common play an impressionable kid and his badass uncle in this Baltimore-set coming-of-age story, which also features Dennis Haysbert as a commanding villain. - THR

 

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. – IMDB