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From boyhood to manhood, you can always count on your best friends.
Mike (Omar Epps) and Slim (Richard T Jones) never thought they'd see the day their man Roland (Taye Diggs) would strut down the aisle to get married. Neither, apparently, did Roland, who ducks out just hours before the ceremony and turns up at the house of his high school sweetheart, Tanya (Tamala Jones). Though he adores his fiancée (Lisaraye), Roland sees the impending nuptials as a separation from those who have always been closest to him, his neighbourhood partners from Inglewood, which they fondly refer to as The wood.
After Mike and Slim track down their cold-footed friend Roland, they begin reliving their teenage days growing up in the 1980s - an era of chasing girls, jheri curls, K-Swiss tennis shoes and hip-hop beats. As these three friends revisit some of their old stomping grounds, they know that two big words uttered later in the day will change their friendships forever.
Target demographic movie keyword propaganda
- Film drama comedy African-American wedding groom friend childhood
Persons of interest
- Omar Epps .... Mike
- Richard T Jones .... Slim
- Sean Nelson .... Young Mike
- Duane Finley .... Young Slim
- Trent Cameron .... Young Roland
- Malinda Williams .... Young Alicia
- Patricia Belcher .... Mrs Hughes
- Taye Diggs .... Roland
- Tamala Jones .... Tanya
- De'aundre Bonds .... Stacey
- Aiysha Sinclair .... Tracey
- Antwon Tanner .... Boo
- Todd Boyd .... Storywriter
- Rick Famuyuiwa .... Storywriter
- Rick Famuyuiwa .... Screenwriter
- Rick Famuyuiwa .... Director
Cinematic intelligence sources
- FYI: "The wood" is a nickname for the suburb of Inglewood, California USA - a pun on "The hood" which is a nickname for "the neighbourhood" of Harlem, New York USA
- See also Sione's wedding (Samoan wedding), The groomsmen
- Studios and distributors:
Special Agent Matti
The brothers: four African-American boyhood friends grow up to become hot, horny, sexy, successful, powerful, rich young men with commitment issues.
The wood: three African-American boyhood friends grow up to become hot, horny, sexy, successful, powerful, rich young men with commitment problems.
African-American humour, frustrations, icons and role models.
The main difference between the two is the omnipresent product placement by Pepsi in The wood. Someone at Paramount must've had better contacts. Enjoy.
Media intelligence (DVD)
- Audio: Dolby Digital 5.1, Dolby Surround
- Languages: 5.1: English - surround: French, Italian, Spanish
- Subtitles: English, French, Italian, Spanish, Croatian, Greek, Hebrew, Portuguese, Slovenian
- Picture: Widescreen (1.78:1)
- Trailer: Theatrical
Security censorship classification
MA 15+ (Medium level coarse language, medium level sex scene)
107 minutes (1:47 hours)
Not for public release in Australia before date
VHS rental: 7 September 2001