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