Well hello there fellow Frog Smoochers, and Happy Valentine’s Day! An independent film called “Sucka 4 Luv” is being released for sale today. I was asked to review it. And of course I agreed since, well, I’m a sucker for love ;-)
“Sucka 4 Luv” is a romantic comedy starring comedian William “Spank” Horton as Chris, and newbie Xavia Omega as Sharon. Sharon and Chris are dating. He wants to propose to her, but he has a bit of an anger management problem. Sharon, a psychiatrist, decides to conduct a little social experiment on him. She challenges Chris to remain anger-free for 30 days. Only then will she consider his proposal. Let the games begin!
Without giving away too much (in case you decide to see it yourself), there were some funny moments in the film. Chris’s friend Tommy got a chuckle out of me each time he came on the screen. His witty banter as the nerdy, virgin friend was well timed. Omega was definitely the breakout star in this movie. Her acting was great; not to mention she’s GORGEOUS. I look forward to seeing more from her in the future. While I found Chris’s other friend, Snap, to be quite vulgar, he had a couple of funny lines too. “It’s trunk poppin’ season”. Sir, really? Sit down.
I took a liking to Sharon’s girlfriend Kourtnee. She was supportive of Sharon, even when she didn’t agree with Sharon’s actions. She served as the voice of reason while playing wingwoman on a date with her own ex-fiancé. Now that’s what I call a true friend! Kourtnee made me smile because good girlfriends help to build us up and support us no matter what. They are our rocks and backbones when nothing else in the world makes sense. Loved it!
The portrayal of black men in the film left me disheartened. If they weren’t the stereotypical “angry black male”, they were unable to keep a job, didn’t want a job, had a prison record, etc… I was conflicted because hey, I know men (of all races really) who fit the mold of these caricatures. That doesn’t mean we need to continue to glorify them or perpetuate the myth that this is all we have in our culture. However, I also understand that this is supposed to be a comedy. And some people like and appreciate this particular brand of comedy. Perhaps I’m becoming more sensitized in my old age (30’s a comin’).
Some of the editing seemed a bit choppy as well. There were certain parts where the audio cut in and out as the camera angles changed. There were also scenes that were clearly shot in multiple takes without a smooth transition. I get it – we’re not talking Academy Award/Golden Globes here, but it is a point of feedback to be taken into consideration for the future.
Overall, I believe anyone that has been in a serious relationship can relate to the overall theme that this movie depicts. At one point or another, you will come to an impasse with your partner. Recognizing their positive attributes (and the negative ones) helps to put things into perspective. I don’t think any of us would realistically put a loved one through a social experiment to receive our hand in marriage. There are times, though, when taking a break allows you to reflect on your relationship with a clear head. Keep in mind that no one is perfect. Only we can decide if we are able to deal with a mate’s imperfections. If a person shows willingness to change/adjust, then that’s the first step.
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