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Premium (2007)




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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.
R (for language)
Comedy , Drama
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Zoe Saldana
as Charli
William Sadler
as Cole Carter
Keith Nobbs
as Derick
Eva Marcille
as Farrah
Sean Nelson
as Austin Price
Alison Becker
as Amanda
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Critic Reviews for Premium

All Critics (7) | Top Critics (3)

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.

March 1, 2007
Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Top Critic

Standout thesping by stars Dorian Missick and Zoe Saldana, along with fully fleshed-out secondary roles, distinguish Pete Chatmon's gentle comedy.

Full Review… | August 4, 2006
Top Critic

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

Full Review… | August 4, 2006
Chicago Sun-Times
Top Critic

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.

Full Review… | April 2, 2007
Film Journal International

A high-stakes romantic comedy which pits a bourgie brother against another from the 'hood who knows how to keep it real.

Full Review… | March 8, 2007

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.

Full Review… | February 26, 2007

Audience Reviews for Premium


Low budget film about a guy who is a struggling actor that comes in contact with his old girlfriend and finds out she is getting hitched in a few days to another man. He is still in love with this girl who is getting married. I didn't like the ending. Dorian Missick and Zoe Saldana make the film worth watching. 5/10

Jennifer Torres
Jennifer Torres

Enjoyed the movie. Can somewhat relate to Cool's character. I've always been told you'll make it & you'll be great at what you do! My, my.......having what it takes, but big break just hasn't come along yet.

Alisa Carter
Alisa Carter

Interesting independent film, good performances.

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