The Wood
The Wood (1999)

A man who's uncertain about the biggest step forward of his life steps back to take a look at his younger days in this comedy/drama. Roland (Taye Diggs) is a few hours away from getting married, and he is starting to have second… More

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Rated: R
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Genre: Drama, Comedy
Release Date: July 16, 1999
DVD Release Date: January 18, 2000
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Critic Score: 61% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: A charming piece of work with believable characters.

Liam Lacey
Globe and Mail

Choppy coming-of-age story.

Lisa Schwarzbaum
Entertainment Weekly

Famuyiwa has kicked up fertile new storytelling territory for black filmmakers.

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Tom Meek
Film Threat

It wants to be Boyz in the Hood (Boyz in the Wood) but the obscenity laced dialogue and raw objectification of woman renders it a contrite pretender more along the lines of Booty Call and Trippin.

Kevin Thomas
Los Angeles Times

An across-the-board delight featuring a spot-on ensemble cast that treats the most awkward and embarrassing moments in the rites of passage with affectionate hilarity.

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Peter Rainer
New York Magazine/Vulture

Inane coming-of-age comedy.

Leslie Felperin
Sight and Sound

Never delves much deeper into the three friends' psychology than a sitcom pilot would, though the cast try their best.

Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

The growing-up stuff is kind of wonderful.

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Susan Stark
Detroit News

Since positive images of middle-class black friendships and romance remain rare while gangster tales, drugs and gang gunfire dominate the screen, The Wood gets bonus points.

Margaret A. McGurk
Cincinnati Enquirer

A charmer, a heartfelt memoir full of the buoyant good spirits and free-wheeling fun that, say, American Pie never had.

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Flixster Audience Score: 92% Flixster User Reviews
Daniel Perry
This was a good little flashback movie, and though it was enjoyable, I found a lot of the scenes a bit long: its style is too glossy to feel truly authentic… More
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danny d
great flick, reminded me of my youth
Lanning : )
Only half as good as I'd hoped. The two stars are for the flashbacks. The present-time material needs work.