Luv 001
Follow Your Hero or Become Your Own Man
Directed By
Sheldon Candis
Produced By
Sean Banks, Jason Michael Berman, Gordon Bijelonic, Derek Dudle, W. Michael Jenson, Joel Newton, Datari Turner
Written By
Sheldon Candis
Common, Michael Rainey, Jr., Dennis Haysbert, Danny Glover
Music By
Nuno Malo
LUV Films 5
Distributed By
Indomina Releasing
Release Date
November 9, 2012
Rating R

An 11-year-old boy gets a crash course in what it means to be a man when he spends a day with the uncle he idolizes in LUV, a poignant and gritty coming-of-age story featuring standout performances by Common, Danny Glover, Dennis Haysbert, Charles S. Dutton and newcomer Michael Rainey Jr.


With his mother in rehab and his father out of the picture, young Woody Watson (Michael Rainey Jr.) lives with his grandmother (Lonette McKee) in suburban Baltimore and longs for his family to be reunited. His charismatic Uncle Vincent (Common) has recently returned home after eight years in prison, determined to straighten out his life by opening a high-end crab shack that will establish him as a solid citizen with a legitimate future. Soon Vincent finds himself pulled back into the violent world he is trying to escape - and Woody has to decide whether to follow his hero- or become his own man.


  • Common as Uncle Vincent
  • Michael Rainey, Jr. as Woody Watson
  • Dennis Haysbert
  • Danny Glover
  • Charles S. Dutton
  • Meagan Good
  • Loneette McKee
  • Michael Kenneth Williams
  • Grover Coulson
  • Anwan Glover
  • Telisha L. Davis
  • Nikki Estridge


LUV - Trailer (Common, Michael Rainey Jr02:31

LUV - Trailer (Common, Michael Rainey Jr. and Dennis Haysbert)

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