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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: 7%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"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
"Why did they bother?"
‑ Peter Stack, San Francisco Chronicle
"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
"If only Smith's supporting cast were as, well, supportive."
‑ Noel Murray, Nashville Scene
"Jada Pinkett Smith is the only real reason to catch this banjy mess, but even that's stretching it."
‑ David Noh, Film Journal International
"A graceless and gratingly unfunny comedy that brings out the worst in just about everybody involved."
‑ Joe Leydon, Variety
"An incoherent romantic comedy whose sexy title character (played by Ms. Smith) is an unbearable, unfunny pain in the neck."
‑ Stephen Holden, New York Times
"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
"Some of it is funny, most of it is predictable and Smith's character is so annoying that it's just not realistic that Davidson would put up with all this hassle just for a possible roll in the hay."
‑ Craig Marine, San Francisco Examiner
""You go, Woo!" Or not."
‑ Christopher Null, Filmcritic.com
"Equally unengaging are hero Tim (Davidson), the wimpish buppie who loves her, and his male buddies, who provide the requisite quota of chauvinism."
‑ Charlotte O'Sullivan, Time Out
"The constant reliance upon unfunny, moronic humor sinks the project."
‑ James Berardinelli, ReelViews
"What characterization there is consists of weak, stupid men empowered by dominant, predatory women, encased in witless, tasteless commercial rubbish."
‑ Dale Winogura, Boxoffice Magazine
"Seems less concerned with its party girl protagonist than the more oddball characters and situations circling her."
‑ Michael Dequina, TheMovieReport.com
"After a while, it all gets a bit repetitive, which is remarkable, given how short the film is."
‑ Brian Webster, Apollo Guide
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