Anuvahood

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Anuvahood
AnuvaHood.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed by Adam Deacon
Daniel Toland
Najama Dahir
Produced by Nick Taussig
Paul Van Carter
Daniel Toland
Terry Stone
Written by Michael Vu
Adam Deacon
Starring Adam Deacon
Jazzie Zonzolo
Femi Oyeniran
Ollie Barbieri
Wil Johnson
Ashley Walters
Music by Chad Hobson
Cinematography Felix Wiedemann
Edited by Seth Bergstrom
Production
  company
Gunslinger
Distributed by Revolver Entertainment
Release date(s)
  • March 18, 2011 (2011-03-18)
Running time 89 Minutes
Country United Kingdom
Language English
Box office £2,207,877

Anuvahood is a 2011 British urban comedy film directed by Adam Deacon, who also plays the film's lead character. It also stars Paul Kaye, Wil Johnson, Ollie Barbieri, Femi Oyeniran, Jocelyn Jee Esien, and Ashley Walters. Anuvahood was released on 18 March 2011; though critics received it negatively, it had a strong box-office opening and ended up a moderate success.

Anuvahood is a parody of films in the vein of urban movies such as Kidulthood, Adulthood, and Shank.[1][2][3][4][5]

Plot[edit]

The story follows Kenneth (Adam Deacon) who likes to call himself "Kay". He has an ambition of becoming a grime MC, and has already created his debut mixtape, Feel The Pain. However, nobody has bought a single copy and Kenneth works, for now, at local supermarket Laimsbury's to help pay his family's rent. When his boss insults him at work for trying to be a rapper, he quits and his mother berates him for failing to pay the house rent and his family is soon threatened by bailiffs. Kenneth cannot take seeing his mother hassled by the bailiffs, so he begins to sell illegal drugs with his friends Bookie (Femi Oyeniran), Enrique (Ollie Barbieri), Lesoi (Michael Vu), and TJ (Jazzie Zonzolo). When local badman Tyrone (Richie Campbell) investigates Kenneth, he steals Kenneth's and his friends' accessories. His friends leave him and his family do not support him, so Kenneth slyly breaks into Tyrone's house to steal back his stuff. While Tyrone cheats on his baby's mother in the other room, Kenneth manages to steal everyone's stuff back, but Tyrone finds out and comes after him. Tyrone attacks him, and his friends try to help him, but Tyrone manages to scare them away, making it a one-on-one fight. Kenneth shockingly fights back and takes Tyrone down. After the humiliation, Tyrone's boss arrives and witnesses Tyrone hitting kids, therefore sacks him and insults him in front of the entire hood. To make matters worse Tyrone's baby's mother's brother appears on the scene to punish him further for cheating on his sister, and Tyrone flees in humiliation. Kenneth gets his job back at Laimsbury's and helps pay his family's rent.

Cast[edit]

Release[edit]

The film released worldwide on 18 March 2011. A few months after the release, the cast and crew attended the Anuvahood Tour in which the team met up with several fans and performed sketches and dances from the movie. The tour lasted from 1–4 July 2011.

Reception[edit]

The film has received mixed to negative reviews. It currently holds an audience rating of 15% fresh on Rotten Tomatoes,[6] and a score of 4.9/10 on IMDB.[7]

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