'LUV' -- 2 1/2 stars

<b>R; 1:34 running time</b><br><br>
In "LUV," an uneven but strongly acted debut feature from co-writer and director Sheldon Candis, the rapper-turned-actor Common excels as Vincent, a former drug dealer recently out of prison, trying to go straight guided by his dream of opening a crab-shack restaurant on Baltimore's waterfront. The story follows this character as he hustles to acquire the money needed to secure a bank loan. The need for seed money puts him in contact with some old street acquaintances (Charles S. Dutton plays one friend) and various adversaries out for blood. -- Michael Phillips<br><br>
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( January 17, 2013 )

R; 1:34 running time

In "LUV," an uneven but strongly acted debut feature from co-writer and director Sheldon Candis, the rapper-turned-actor Common excels as Vincent, a former drug dealer recently out of prison, trying to go straight guided by his dream of opening a crab-shack restaurant on Baltimore's waterfront. The story follows this character as he hustles to acquire the money needed to secure a bank loan. The need for seed money puts him in contact with some old street acquaintances (Charles S. Dutton plays one friend) and various adversaries out for blood. -- Michael Phillips

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