The Wood

1999

Action / Comedy / Drama / Romance

12
Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Certified Fresh 61% · 57 reviews
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Upright 92% · 25K ratings
IMDb Rating 7.0/10 10 10298 10.3K

Director

Top cast

Sanaa Lathan as Alicia
Omar Epps as Mike
Tamala Jones as Tanya
Taye Diggs as Roland
720p.WEB 1080p.WEB
893.62 MB
1280*720
English 2.0
R
23.976 fps
1 hr 46 min
Seeds 5
1.69 GB
1904*1072
English 2.0
R
23.976 fps
1 hr 46 min
Seeds 8

Movie Reviews

Reviewed by barbaracormeny 8 / 10

wonderful movie and even better soundtrack

I am searching for the soundtrack and a particular song which has a refrain Higher. I thought it was by Teddy Pendergast but am not sure. And I need to find the album which contains the song. The cast and script was great for it showed how men grow up together and support each other through some tough times. It also developed the character of the parents,the bride and groom,and the close friends around the Wood. Fortunately, the picture of the close families helps keep the movie on track.The mistakes of the bride and groom seem normal in this modern world.The forceful father made it far more realistic. The diting of the scenes helped it move faster as it began to drag during the scene outside the door when he is being held by the father with his head on the door. At the end when the groom throws out the arm band it was well done and effective.

Reviewed by =G= 6 / 10

I'll drink to that.

"The Wood" tells two interleaved stories of three young black best friends in Inglewood, CA. The adult story takes place on the wedding day of one of the trio while the teen story takes place via flashback. One of a recent spate of films which get "real" and desensationalize the Afro-Am male by taking them out of the ghetto and sticking them in a middle-class environment, "The Wood" is sometimes funny, sometimes poignant, and always entertaining though it is not without its awkward moments. An okay watch for those into best-friends or coming-of-age comedies about black males. (B-)

Reviewed by view_and_review 7 / 10

Not as Stereotypical as I Expected

"The Wood" is a friends coming of age piece. It revolved around three friends: Roland (Trent Cameron/Taye Diggs), Slim (Duane Finley/Richard T. Jones), and Mike (Sean Nelson/Omar Epps). The movie toggled back and forth between their childhood and the present day; the day of Roland's wedding.

It was a funny movie about all those things that young boys go through while growing up even though this was particular to growing up in Inglewood, CA ("The Wood"). What does that mean? Bloods and Crips, Jheri Curls, and encounters with the cops. Fortunately, it was nothing serious or depressing.

Though Roland was the groom, the story was told first person from Mike. He moved to California from North Carolina while in junior high school and it was Roland and Slim that took a liking to him. Unlike your typical school movies, this one spared us of "the bully," "the nerd," "the cheerleader," and the rest of the high school movie stereotypes. I think that made the movie that much more enjoyable. I was expecting it to be super deep with a lot of tearful scenes, but we were spared that as well. I gotta say, I was pleasantly surprised.

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