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Reginald "Cool" Coolidge is a struggling actor, fed up with taking stereotypical African-American roles and waiting for his big break in a legitimate production. While working his day job, his ex-fiancée--and one true love--reappears after three years of silence. Discovering that it's only 36 hours until her wedding to a local lawyer, Cool embarks on last-ditch attempts to win her back. In the process, he takes on the biggest "role" of his life, while also learning the secret to mastering his craft.

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  • In gasoline terms, Premium isn't. But the romantic dramedy has some high-octane emotional moments, thanks to writer-director Pete Chatmon's wise dissection of the games one-time lovers play.

    Mar 1, 2007 | Rating: B-
  • Standout thesping by stars Dorian Missick and Zoe Saldana, along with fully fleshed-out secondary roles, distinguish Pete Chatmon's gentle comedy.

    Aug 4, 2006 | Full Review…

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  • Chatmon reworks many elements of Robert Townsend's erratic 1987 film Hollywood Shuffle into a fluent story that favors character over satire.

    Aug 4, 2006 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…
  • Has a problem with its slack and meandering narrative...but it's still well worth a look for its generous wit, casual insightfulness, and love of humanity.

    Apr 2, 2007 | Full Review…
  • A high-stakes romantic comedy which pits a bourgie brother against another from the 'hood who knows how to keep it real.

    Mar 8, 2007 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…
  • Chatmon's ability to inject humor while addressing some serious issues with the film business and romantic relationships add to his talent and makes "Premium" worth seeing.

    Feb 26, 2007 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

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Interesting independent film, good performances.

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