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Reginald "Cool" Coolidge is a struggling actor, fed up with taking stereotypical African-American roles and waiting for his big break in a legitimate production. While working his day job, his ex-fiancée--and one true love--reappears after three years of silence. Discovering that it's only 36 hours until her wedding to a local lawyer, Cool embarks on last-ditch attempts to win her back. In the process, he takes on the biggest "role" of his life, while also learning the secret to mastering his craft.

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 100%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"In gasoline terms, Premium isn't. But the romantic dramedy has some high-octane emotional moments, thanks to writer-director Pete Chatmon's wise dissection of the games one-time lovers play."
‑ Steve Murray, Atlanta Journal-Constitution
"Has a problem with its slack and meandering narrative...but it's still well worth a look for its generous wit, casual insightfulness, and love of humanity."
‑ Frank Lovece, Film Journal International
"Premium's believable moments slightly prevail over its inauthentic ones, helping writer-director Pete Chatmon's modestly played drama just barely cross over the brink of compelling naturalism."
‑ Nick Schager, Slant Magazine
"Standout thesping by stars Dorian Missick and Zoe Saldana, along with fully fleshed-out secondary roles, distinguish Pete Chatmon's gentle comedy."
‑ Ronnie Scheib, Variety
"A high-stakes romantic comedy which pits a bourgie brother against another from the 'hood who knows how to keep it real."
‑ Kam Williams, EURWeb
"Chatmon reworks many elements of Robert Townsend's erratic 1987 film Hollywood Shuffle into a fluent story that favors character over satire."
‑ Bill Stamets, Chicago Sun-Times
"Chatmon's ability to inject humor while addressing some serious issues with the film business and romantic relationships add to his talent and makes "Premium" worth seeing."
‑ Wilson Morales, BlackFilm.com
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