As everyone knows, Common is my one true love. I have been thirsting over this guy since I was about 10, so basically going on 15 years now. A long time for thirst, however, I believe that if he were to meet me – he’d fall in love.
Not only am I a golden brown skinned girl, with some non-fake D’s on it like he raps about, but also, teenagers love me (hence his daughter), moms love me (hence his mom), I have a good free spirited personality but like intellectual stimulation. Plus, he’s beautiful, and I’m not bad on looks myself hence a match made in heaven.
With that being said, all thirst aside, today I had the opportunity to see Common’s new film “LUV” which was co-written and directed by Sheldon Candis. The film follows Vincent, played by Common, a former drug dealer who just got out of prison in Baltimore. Vincent wants to change his past ways by opening a crab shack along Baltimore’s beautiful waterfront. The movie follows Vincent throughout a day where his young nephew, Woody, played by the adorable Michael Rainy Jr., tags along to learn essentially, how to be a man.
Along the way to opening his crab-shack, Vincent has some last minute tasks to complete with characters like: Cofield played by Charles S. Dutton, Mr. Fish played by Dennis Haysbert, and Arthur played by Danny Glover.
The end result, is a movie that is both great yet has certain elements missing. The good with the film is the believability of the characters. From the encounters I have made with people from Baltimore and PG County in general, Common and the characters really captured to diction and verbiage of the region. Also, given the grief Common has received for his acting skills (I don’t know why people hate) Common proves that with a good script and good storyline he can shine. Also, Rainy appears to have a promising career at such a young age he is able to steal scenes.
The overall downfall of the movie is however, the plot presented itself from the beginning of the film. Watching the movie and events that take place in the film, you already know what will happen at the end of the film. Also, even though you can see what the end of the film will be already, the film doesn’t have an epic explosion like those of it’s same concept.
Overall, I still would suggest going to see this movie – Common is so fine in this movie I was really sitting there blushing the whole time. *swoons*