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After draining his life savings to enter a team in the Rucker Classic street ball tournament in Harlem, Dax is dealt a series of unfortunate setbacks, including losing his team to his longtime rival. Desperate to win the tournament and the cash prize, Dax stumbles upon the man, the myth, the legend Uncle Drew and convinces him to return to the court one more time. The two men embark on a road trip to round up Drew's old basketball squad and prove that a group of seniors can still win the big one.
Comedy - While this basketball-centered comedy is named after and based on a
character previously played by NBA star Kyrie Irving in Pepsi
commercials, the real star of this film is Lil Rel Howery. Irving
and a number of other notable pro basketball stars have substantial
roles in the film. Fans of Nick Kroll and especially Tiffany Haddish
and Mike Epps may be disappointed by their very limited screen time.
While there is some mildly suggestive humor and some language, most
parents will find this to be generally safe viewing for pre-teens.
PROFANITY: 1 S-words; a few others. SEX/NUDITY: Brief non-sexual nudity. VIOLENCE: Comic hits and falls. DRUGS/ALCOHOL: Some alcohol. ACTION: Basketball and a car chase. COMEDY: Banter, wisecracks, physical gags, sight gags, old people humor.
OPINION OVERVIEW The following is the original "What's Worth
Watching" write-up for this movie.
Based on a theater exit polling of 44 moviegoers:
CHILDREN: Nearly all the kids loved "Uncle Drew."
TEENS: All 5 of the males and the lone female loved this movie.
TWENTYSOMETHINGS: One male loved it and one rated it just "average." All 3 of the ladies loved it.
ADULTS: Approximately, half the males and females loved "Uncle Drew." Another 30%, or so, indicated that they enjoyed this movie very much. About 15% to 20% rated it just "average."