Sunday, July 15th
— Shirley Ju (@shirju) July 15, 2018
Work all day, but had to take a break for the movies. Shout out to the broskee for always hanging out with me when I need it most. We were both down for Uncle Drew, which was playing at 3:30pm at Regal L.A. Live. in downtown LA. I totally snuck in lmao. I refuse to pay for a movie ticket, it’s way too much. Plus the popcorn and drink in itself is like $15. Unreal. There were about 5 people total in our theater, which I got a kick out of.
For some reason, I thought it was based on a real-life story. It’s actually the complete opposite. It’s based off Kyrie Irving’s fictional character/alter ego Uncle Drew from a Pespi ad, that now turned into a full-blown film. Shout out to him. People work their entire lives for moments like this. The movie is a comedy/parody starring Lil Rey, who is a crowd favorite. There’s also a ton of basketball players like Lisa Leslie, Reggie Miller, Shaq, and way more I didn’t recognize. But any movie with Tiffany Haddish is a win. That woman gives me life.
Plot: After draining his life savings to enter a team in the Rucker Classic street ball tournament in Harlem, Dax (Lil Rel Howery) is dealt a series of unfortunate setbacks, including losing his team to his longtime rival (Nick Kroll). Desperate to win the tournament and the cash prize, Dax stumbles upon the man, the myth, the legend UNCLE DREW (NBA All-Star Kyrie Irving) and convinces him to return to the court one more time.
just saw shaq’s bare ass in uncle drew i am blindddd
— Shirley Ju (@shirju) July 16, 2018
I couldn’t get used to the guys dressed up as old people, the makeup was terrible. But I think that was on purpose. What I did love is that it was based in Harlem, where I just got to visit. The film is an hour 43 minutes, but the end is the best part. The bloopers made the entire trip worth it. Overall, we enjoyed it. I would recommend, if you’re bored lmao. I think it would have been way more lit in a packed theater full of people who are fans of the culture.