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Daisy von Scherler Mayer (Madeline, Party Girl) directed this comedy, scripted by David C. Johnson (D.R.O.P. Squad), following the trajectory of a mismatched couple throughout the evening of a blind date in New York (but mostly filmed in Toronto). Extrovert Darlene "Woo" Bates (Jada Pinkett Smith of Scream 2) is one woman who's not afraid to take what she wants, and she has a notorious knack for turning men into mush. When Woo's psychic friend Celestrial (Girlina) predicts that the man of her dreams is about to enter her life, Woo doesn't believe it's true.… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 10%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Pinkett Smith, who was so good in her supporting role in The Nutty Professor, is here little more than a mannequin for skimpy clothes."
‑ Monica Eng, Chicago Tribune
"A painfully graceless comedy that reworks After Midnight, Blind Date and Booty Call into something monstrous and untoward."
‑ John Anderson, Los Angeles Times
"Pinkett Smith does just fine. She's sexy, funny and ironic and carries Woo as it ambles all over a Brooklyn night that's one long party."
‑ Matt Soergel, Florida Times-Union
"Initially, Woo seems every bit the fun dating film that's guaranteed to give urban 20-somethings their six bucks of fulfillment. Unsurprisingly, it's no more than that, although at times its tenuous jokes add up to a bit less."
‑ Forrest Green III, Metro Times (Detroit, MI)
"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."
‑ Sandra Contreras, TV Guide's Movie Guide
"A romantic comedy that strains for the screwball heights of Bringing Up Baby but mainly seems unfunny and unpleasant."
‑ Dave Kehr, New York Daily News
"The whole thing is rude and pathetic, more like a lengthy episode of a bad sitcom than a movie, chock full of the kind of sexual innuendoes that are guaranteed to please horny eighth-graders or people who laugh at those Playboy party jokes."
‑ Paul Tatara, CNN.com
"It would all be easier to take if the title character were presented with an ounce of charm. Woo is much too selfish, insensitive and narcissistic for audiences to want to buy her, and Smith is still much too self-conscious an actress to sell her."
‑ Ann Hornaday, Baltimore Sun
"A romantic comedy, it's such a sloppy mess that polishing it with all the Pledge in the world couldn't help brighten it up."
‑ Leah Rozen, People Magazine
"Thank goodness Jada Pinkett Smith and Tommy Davidson are so much fun to watch. Without them, Woo would be another half-baked comedy bound for the oblivion bin."
‑ Margaret A. McGurk, Cincinnati Enquirer
"Woo disappoints on so many levels, lacking in wit and intelligence, characters with any sense of dimension and a coherent story line."
‑ Melanie McFarland, Seattle Times
"This Manhattan-based romantic comedy might be fun if it didn't hit you over the head with a sledgehammer every few minutes."
‑ Jonathan Rosenbaum, Chicago Reader
"[A] truly awful disaster."
‑ Joanna Berry, Radio Times
"Woo is proof that you can take a tired retread of a plot -- a blind date from hell -- and infuse it with just the right amount of freshness, style and vivacity to make it new again."
‑ Laura Kelly, South Florida Sun-Sentinel
"What characterization there is consists of weak, stupid men empowered by dominant, predatory women, encased in witless, tasteless commercial rubbish."
‑ Dale Winogura, Boxoffice Magazine
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