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'Uncle Drew' is the surprise comedy of the summer

'Uncle Drew' is the surprise comedy of the summer

Highly entertaining and even more endearing, the elderly basketball romp “Uncle Drew” is the surprise comedy of the summer. The film, which features beloved NBA stars under layers of old-age makeup and a lead character who was developed for a series of Pepsi web videos, is just so incredibly strange that its genuine humor and heart catch you off guard.

Writer Jay Longino and director Charles Stone III craft an underdog story around the character of Uncle Drew, a septuagenarian street baller invented and performed by 26-year-old Boston Celtics point guard Kyrie Irving, who simply channels the cantankerous old player. The film is guaranteed to make Irving a Hollywood star. He's that...

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