Woo [VHS] 
Woo (Jada Pinkett Smith) is a streetwise New York girl who has been burned in relationships once too often. Her fortune teller, Celestrial (Girlina), tells her that she will meet the man of her dreams, a Virgo, tonight, but Woo does not take her seriously. However, when she meets Tim (Tommy Davidson), a struggling law student, through her cousin Claudette (Paula Jai Parker), and discovers that he is indeed a Virgo, she agrees to go on a date with him.
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The film seems to have a running moral message about Tommy's buddies being lecherous, but probably socially inept, towards all the 'honeys', but Woo is at times shrill and kind of rude, amongst other things, bringing a photo from Davidson's apartment to the restaurant and mocking his past taste in women. That's all okay I suppose. Also the compliments towards Smith's character on the back of the UK box cover is not an accurate depiction of how the New York Times responded to the film, because going back to the original review from the time, the film as a whole was given a pretty venomous review. Shows you can't trust quotes. What didn't help was that according to Wikipedia, the film was shot in '96 and released in '98. Smith apparently had got praise for her role in The Nutty Professor that she had done then, and it was unfortunate that that preceded the release of Woo, which could explain the perception that this character pales in comparison.
I think its draws were its choice of a 90s R'n'B soundtrack including Brownstone and Nate Dogg amongst others. The 'chicken hoe' sequence might get a pass for its creativity and might make someone titter.
it's a quirky and off key romantic comedy with an over the top Jada Pinkett, An LL Cool J cameo (that Mark Walberg seems to have lifted for his character in Date night)
and bunch of other B list black comedians/actors!
but unfortunately my disk wouldn't play! not even on my Region One DVD Player
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I was very upset to find this would'nt play in my dvd players due to the country im in an it was'nt stated in the description of the product. I was really disappointed.Published 11 months ago by MICHAEL
Waited 3 weeks to revive this DVD and it didn't work once i put it in the DVD player. Very disappointedPublished on 22 Jan. 2014 by Mr. Lance R. Gordon