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"From best friends to best men."

The Wood chronicles the process of male bonding, and cold feet syndrome that people experience before getting married. It’s a story of childhood friends Roland (Taye Diggs) Mike (Omar Epps), and Slim (Richard T. Jones) who come together for the marriage of Roland. Intermingled with present day events are flashback scenes of them getting into mischief. In fact, it’s almost like viewing two movies simultaneously as the movie moves back and forth between the past and the present. The scenes from the past are hilariously funny as you witness the shenanigans of the group.

Roland is getting married, but he’s missing. Although very ambivalent towards the idea of marriage, his friends are concerned about his absence. Mike and Slim begin to reminisce about the old days getting into all type of trouble. Roland and Slim were the bold friends who convinced Mike the grab the rear end of a girl he had a crush on. Mike gets into a fight with one of the biggest gang members in the community who happens to be the girl’s brother. While searching for Roland, Mike and Slim get a call from an old friend telling them that Roland is at her house.

When they get to the girl’s house, Roland is so drunk he vomits all over Mike and Slim. Meanwhile, they’ve gone back to remembering about the good old days at the school dance where Mike and the girl’s brother make friends, and he tells him how to catch his sister. This is all because they had been in the car with the brother when he was stopped by the police for a broken taillight. Mike kept the police from finding a gun that was in the car, and the brother was really grateful for keeping a good look out. The dance is almost over, so Mike only gets to dance with the girl once, but he does get her number.

Back to reality; they take their clothes to the cleaners. While waiting for the clothes they take another look down memory lane remembering how in high school they made bets about having sex. Present day, Mike reveals how he reconnected to the high school girlfriend but had parted ways. The clothes are finished, and they get Roland to the church on time for the wedding much to his brides’ dismay. Mike catches a glimpse of the woman who captured his heart in high school.

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| 1999 | 1 hr 46 min | 6.9/10
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Rick Famuyiwa
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