By DAVID WEINER
April 02, 2013
A young boy's opportunity to learn how to become a man from his uncle takes a dramatic turn in this coming-of-age movie starring Common and newcomer Michael Rainey Jr. LUV follows 11-year-old Woody (Rainey Jr.), a timid Baltimore orphan who jumps at the opportunity to join his uncle Vincent (Common) on a field trip of life lessons. A street hustler and former drug dealer just released from an 8-year-stint in prison, Vincent is looking to start fresh with his own crab shack restaurant. But when Vincent's denied a bank loan and is tempted to return to his old life and work for a crime boss (Dennis Haysbert), Woody is forced to grow up faster than he expected and choose who his true heroes really are. The Sundance indie favorite also stars Danny Glover, Charles S, Dutton, Meagan Good and Lonette McKee.