The Wood

Synopsis: On the wedding day of a writer's friend, things aren't looking good when the groom goes missing before the ceremony. During his and his other male friend's effort to retrieve him, that writer named Mike can't help but tell the story of his youth with his friends. Ever since he met them on his first day at a new school, they shared the common experiences of growing up and life's discoveries.
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Director(s): Rick Famuyiwa
Production: Paramount Pictures
  1 win & 7 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
106 min

You ain't got a play. Give it up.

Alicia. It was early in the morning,

but my hormones were wide awake.

Settle down. Before we begin,

I'd like to introduce Michael.

Today is his first day. Stand up

and tell the class about yourself.

Yeah, Michael.

I kept thinking,

"Please go down. Please!"

- Well, I'm Mike...

- Come up here, so we can see you.

I've got to be cool.

Think of something. Baseball.

First base, second... Hell,

I'd like to hit a home run with Alicia.

Sh*t, bad move!

Well, I'm Mike.

I'm from North Carolina...

and I like sports.

- And that's it.

- "I like sports and that's it."

Levinio, is something amusing you?

Then turn to page 15, like the rest.

- Levinio?

- What page is 15 on?

Never mind. I'll find it.


- Whose number is that anyway?

- We'll find out.

- Hello.

- Who's this?

- Nice to speak to you too, Slim.

- Tanya? This is real bad.

Is Ro over there?

Yeah, and he's pretty jacked up.

Would you be quiet!

He's been drinking.

- That n*gger don't drink.

- This is an enormous snag.

Roland and Tanya,

that was his first love. First...

Keep that fool there. We're coming.

Hurry up, or I'll put my foot

where it don't belong.

- Hurry up.

- We're coming right now.

- What's up?

- I hope he didn't do what I think.

We've just got to go and get him.

- That's sweet. When did you get that?

- A couple of weeks ago.

Nothing big.

A little something.

If you work hard, you might

afford one of these one day.

- What's up?

- Come here, my childhood n*gger!

- What's wrong?

- Why the long faces?

- What have you been drinking?

- Have you forgot about today?

The flowers, the family, Lisa?


I bet she's looking pretty.

- Is she, Slim?

- He came like this an hour ago.

Making love forever...

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Rick Famuyiwa

Rick Famuyiwa (born June 18, 1973) is a Nigerian-American director, producer and screenwriter of productions including The Wood (1999), Brown Sugar (2002), Talk to Me (2007), and Dope (2015). more…

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Submitted on August 05, 2018

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