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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.


Critic Reviews for Premium

All Critics (7) | Top Critics (3) | Fresh (7)

  • 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…

    Ronnie Scheib

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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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  • Dec 11, 2007
    Interesting independent film, good performances.
    Chosen 7 Super Reviewer

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