Woo

  • 1998
  • 1 HR 20 MIN
  • R
  • Comedy, Romance

This lightweight but sporadically amusing sex comedy capitalizes smartly on leading lady Jada Pinkett Smith's winning personality, but stumbles when straight man (in every sense of the word) Tommy Davidson takes center stage. Pinkett -- also known as Will Smith's better half -- is one hot tamale, perfectly suited to play the magnetically attractive man-killer...read more

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This lightweight but sporadically amusing sex comedy capitalizes smartly on leading lady Jada Pinkett Smith's winning personality, but stumbles when straight man (in every sense of the word) Tommy Davidson takes center stage. Pinkett -- also known as Will

Smith's better half -- is one hot tamale, perfectly suited to play the magnetically attractive man-killer known simply as Woo. We never learn what Woo does, other than flounce from party to party and club to club, from fortune teller to seduction scene...you get the picture. Against all odds,

straitlaced legal assistant Tim (Davidson) gets set up with Woo, and their evening on the town is pretty much a direct rip-off of Martin Scorsese's darkly hilarious AFTER HOURS. Everything that can go wrong, does: They destroy the Italian restaurant where they go for dinner. Tim's car gets stolen.

At a clandestine club, they run into a guy who compensates for having been spurned by Woo by beating up Tim. Complicating matters further is a subplot involving Tim's former girlfriend, who used him to get a loan on a fancy convertible then stiffed him. As the film plods on, Woo's initial,

slightly mysterious charm wilts from overexposure; the frantic antics fall flat and the whole contrived mess begins to feel increasingly obvious and boring.

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  • Released: 1998
  • Rating: R
  • Review: This lightweight but sporadically amusing sex comedy capitalizes smartly on leading lady Jada Pinkett Smith's winning personality, but stumbles when straight man (in every sense of the word) Tommy Davidson takes center stage. Pinkett -- also known as Will… (more)

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