You Got Served (2004)

 


 

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In order to achieve their dream of opening a recording studio, two friends (Omarion, Houston) must first win their city\’s dance contest — a fierce competition that pits them against a group of tough street dancers. Full summary »

Genre: Comedy,Drama,Music,Sport

You Got Served (2004)
   
Release Date: 30 January 2004 (USA)
Country: USA
Director: Chris Stokes
Cast:
  • Omarion Grandberry
  • Marques Houston
  • Jennifer Freeman
  • J-Boog
  • Lil' Fizz
  • Raz B
  • Marty Dew
  • Jerome Jones
  • Tanee McCall
  • Malcolm David Kelley
  • Meagan Good
  • Steve Harvey
  • Christopher Jones
  • Robert Hoffman
  • Michael Taliferro


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33 Responses to You Got Served (2004)

  1. Eightygenuis
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    ruined B-Boy culture?

  2. DButcher
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    This movie came out about five years ago and I just saw the South Park episode that just rips this movie apart. But, I had to think for a few seconds about this crappy movie. As more people forget about YGS, will the episode of South Park still be funny?

  3. Ramenboy321
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    I don’t really get it, on IMDB, people can’t get away with stating their opinions without some a**hole going and hating on them. Take this board for example, read almost any topic and there are tons of people arguing and arguing. There always is somebody who takes movies too seriously and thinks anybody who enjoys a movie like this is an ignorant S.O.B when really, they’re the idiots because they make stupid generalizations like that. I like this movie just like any other dance movie with good dance sequences. But some people don’t appreciate dancing, so really, they should stay away from movies like this. If u are one of these people that act so childish and idiotic, then please, try to change ur ways and see the beauty in everything. On a side note, please don’t try to act tough and intelligent, we aren’t impressed, this is IMDB, not a science convention (although u don’t need to be tough at a science convention). I think that I’ll go watch "Take the Lead" now. Also, if u could recommend movies with good dancing, I would be really thankful.

  4. funksoulbrotha
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    Omarion’s character told Jennifer Freeman’s character the golden line of, "Damn girl, with a physique like that you must go jogging ten times A DAY!"

    Shameful, shameful line.

    I’m normally not a praying man, but if you’re up there, please save me Superman!

  5. patatdrolleke83
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    On Episode 3 of So You Think You Can Dance Season 3 Shane Sparks talked about "Back Down" (Sequel of You Got Served) and he said they’re starting to film next month (which is May).

    So I hope the movie will be out at the end of this year or begin 2008 :-D

    (Sorry for my bad English)

  6. andre_covaz
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    i think this movie is a lil underrated.

    well maybe it ain’t a good narrative film overall, but it was all about dancing, and the dancing in this film, i’d say was QUITE GOOD!

    And i couldn’t help noticing that some other movies involving African-Americans and break dancing were also given low ratings.

    Are most of the voters white? Or you just really don’t like break dancing movies?

    Just curious.

  7. alec-portillo
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    No words can describe just how beautiful and touching this film is.

  8. fizzlesbaby04
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    Well, In my opinion I liked this movie because it had good dancing, and good looking guys. So as we all know most guys out there dont like b2k and think they are gay or whatever which are most of the people who vote on movies on the internet. I bet that most of the girls that love b2k and went to go see the movie and actually voted a 8, 9, or 10 on this movie the rating would be much higher than right now. So the rating is very low because mostly guys are the ones who vote and the girls that do vote like me are making sure that the rating goes up. Right?

  9. PsychoSmurf
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    Upon first viewing, many may see You Got Served as simply another teen dance movie; however, looking beneath the surface, it reveals itself to be much deeper than that. You Got Served is social commentary, a dramatic and unrelenting look at inequality between race, gender, age, and class. The struggles presented to our heroes David and his best friend, and “boy” Elgin Barrett Eugene Smith III, reflect the hardships that the African American youth of the underground dance culture experience, a seedy underbelly of crime, money, loyalty and betrayal.

    At first glance, these different dance crews can be seen as types of inner city gangs. These members, many of them from low income families, take their skills and pride to the streets. Dancing in an underground warehouse owned and operated by Mr. Rad, who is essentially their father figure, hoping to lead these under privileged youth away from the dangers of the city streets and instead to the world of underground dance battling. This is a world where reputations can be built up and broken down in one night, where pride and cash are thrown on the line, and the crowd decides who walks away with it all. “This isn’t just a prize to these boys, this bigger than that,” Mr. Rad says, and he’s right, it’s not just about who wins the money, it’s about who wins the respect. When David and Elgin’s crew is challenged by Wade’s group, a predominantly white, upper class dance crew from Orange County, the film begins to explore its deeper meaning. It becomes a euphemism for racial inequality, drawing parallels from Martin Luther King’s fight for civil rights, setting it on the streets of Los Angeles, updating it for the MTV generation.

    Mr. Rad himself can be seen as a representation of Martin Luther King, he serves as the peace keeper between the two crews, “the money isn’t everything, friendship is, and no matter what, win, lose, or draw, you all gonna walk out of here friends.” He says at the crews’ first meeting. However, he is unsuccessful in bringing these two crews together despite their race and class differences, they take the fight to the dance floor, and in the end, perseverance and hard work pay off. After David and Elgin win against Wade, they mutually agree that this fight will never end, and the Big Bounce contest winners simply won one battle, and not the entire war. This reflects on modern society, though slavery has been abolished, and racial equality is constantly growing, racism has and will always exist.

    Aside from racial inequalities, the movie also explores the issue of gender struggles within its female characters. Verbal and physical abuse is displayed towards Elgin’s sister, Liyah. In a scene in which Elgin and Liyah get into a fight and after violent shoving, Elgin shouts “go home Liyah, quit actin like a ho!” This is the result of a struggle between David and Elgin. Elgin is insulted at what he feels is a betrayal by David, who has developed a relationship with Liyah. Elgin’s over protective nature ends up tearing a rift between the crew, and nearly destroying he and David’s relationship.

    Now at this point, I feel I must talk about the dancing itself. The dancing in this film is brilliant. A charismatic and explosive display of youth culture that communicates between two rivals in a way that words cannot. These moves are well thought out and executed, moves meant to insult other crews, or simply showcase a crews talent. These crews fight for supremacy without weapons or words. Much like some dancing can be used to express feelings of affection or ritualistic practices, this dancing is used for supremacy.

    In conclusion, I see You Got Served as much more than a simple dance movie, but as far as the dancing is concerned, this movie displays brilliance in choreography and representation of a culture that fights everyday for respect and reputation. It’s refreshing to see that in a world filled with violence on the streets, You Got Served proves that there are alternatives to bloodshed. The fight for respect shouldn’t be done with glocks and knives, but instead top rocks, drops and air flares.

  10. Lisaluv1
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    Can’t believe it took me sooo many rewatches to catch this but the actress who played the mom starred with M. Houston in ‘Sister Sister’ playing his neighbor. Funny to see how they put them back together and took me sooo long to catch the connection. Perhaps cuz how much he changed.

  11. gjrayk
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    You got served saved my life. So I was goin to movies one night and a huge group of hood-rats come walkin up to me in dey Fubu outfits and dey rocka wear jeans. I accidently bump into one and HE all like "Watch where you walkin *beep* and the weird thing is that im white so this makes no sense. Anyways, I say "What you say bitch" and then him and his posse/crew/gang/homies/homedawgs all turn around and look at me. They all point guns at me and say dat i got 30 seconds to prove that im worthy of living. So as a car passed by with its windows down and the bass bumpin i started to bust a move. Now, Im white and cant dance too well, but all of a sudden i felt my inner black come out. Suddenly I was doin the harlem shake and the wobbly wobbly. however, I had served them and that was the final straw. One of their crew buated out his moves and then my gurls D and G busted out this new move called the Getto Gang-star, man yall should have seen this, those guys eyes lit up when they did this man it was curazy cool. I finished them off with a whirly bird and slide on my head across the floor. Not to mention i finished it all off by saying "YOU SUCKAS GOT SERVED!!!!" Then they gave us all honorary Fubu tee-shirts and we joined their crew. D and G eventually became backupdancers for Shaggy but his career didnt last too long. I on the other hand am still at home, servin it up like i always have been. Im still friends with D and G, we are currently workin on a dance video called Da Gang-stars Dance Grooves. Look for it to be out sometime around June.

    Wait! What about your mom?

  12. DsignR-1
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    I busted out laughing the first time i heard that. And now I repeat that line in normal conversation. Anybody else wanna share their funniest quotes from this movie???

  13. PornAficionado
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    Is there a head slide in this movie?

  14. todavia
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    we’d like to take your money

    again!!!!

  15. mdidesidero
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    Unless it was intended to be a comedy, but I’m pretty sure that wasn’t its intention.

    Enough crooked hats, skull caps, headbands, wristbands, elbow bands, knee high socks, you guys arent nearly as cool as you try to be.

    Movies like this try too hard to "be cool" and just end up being unspeakably uncool.

  16. david-1304
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    If you were dumb enough to watch this movie the whole way through then, YOU GOT SERVED!! Wanna argue? Let’s take it to the dance floor homie!

  17. irockpaperscissors
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    whats the song instrumental that played after lil saint died and the sun was coming up?

  18. Anonymous
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  19. dostierobin
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    Its hillarious and yet at the same time discouraging that African-Americans have for the most part (because some have actually waken up and realised this) subjected themselves to living the horrendous, comedic stereotypes American society has plastered onto them.

    To clarify I’m not a racist, infact i have black and asian friends, but it seems that nearly two thirds of all the television and movies in America portray African Americans in the same tasteless, unintellectual, sleazy way, along with the "media segreggation" that seperates many films into the categories of "White people" and "Black People" films.

    This film is a clear example of a tasteless film geared towards an African American or teenage suburban demographic that portrays African Americans as "Ghetto Boyz" with an IQ of 90-100 who only know how to dance, play basketball or the various other activities African Americans are often portrayed to enjoy in the media.

    I would really like it if someday people would stop segreggating themselves and others based on race, and if everyone would finally just view a person as a human being instead of focusing so much on their race.

    I deeply encourage movies with prominent Black characters that succeed in having the audience see past the races of the characters and instead have them focus on the characters for who they are as a person in the film.

  20. Anjie98
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    was when David and Elgin was practicing their dance moves shirtless, in the rain. Very gay…

  21. tomhanksisdbest
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    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA did anybody else notice one of the Wade crew memebers was Kevin Federline, Britney Spears’ ex hahahahaha teeny weeny part wiv awful hair lol!

  22. wankofski
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    If Sonny hadn’t turned traitor, then they wouldn’t have lost the money.

    if they didn’t lose the money, they wouldn’t have to work it off to pay Elgin’s gramma. If Elgin didn’t work he wouldn’t have got jacked. If he didn’t get jacked he wouldn’t be at loggerheads with David. If Elgin and David didn’t have a fight then it would all be one happy family till the end of the movie.

    Blame Sonny…

    Boy it feels good to blame someone :) What say you?

  23. Lisaluv1
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    Think I looked this up already when I first saw movie but need refresher course. Were they sisters (in real life or for movie), or even dance partners, or just put together for the movie? They made sure they looked alike but sure it was just for the scenes but wondering if another reasoning behind this.

    Really looking for real answers and not too many guesses ~ Thanks

  24. ILoveMeSomeDenzel
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    When i first saw this movie back in 2004 when i was a poor 11 year old i thought it was awesome. The dancing was great and all that. But now that i watch it again the dancing is still great but OMFG i don’t think i have seen such horrible acting, directing, writing, living, breathing in my life. Thank God wisdom comes with age cuz if it didn’t i would be telling everyone how great this movie is. And i don’t wanna ruin lives.

  25. thunderinthethighs
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    Well Rize was a TRUE dance movie

    Yet it had a few storylines, but it had a plot and a good as concept and it was easy to watch

    Step Up 2, Stomp the Yard, Breakin 1 & 2:

    They were all dance movies, but they had storylines that we could follow and keep up with.

    You Got Served. it had too many storylines going in the everyth which a way of directions. None of them fit the plot of the movie.

    Yes it was a Dance movue, but it was STILL a MOVIE and a bad one at that,

    i know you know it’s bad, but damn i rewatche dit teh other day. i guess after seeing these other "dance" movie. YGS failed in comparsion. it’s hard to keep up with it loses the storyline, with all these twist. it sucked.

    like i sad in my other post i think i only liked this movie, because it was the last thing B2K had worked together on.

    ————

    Life doesn’t destroy you. You destroy Life!

  26. Wolfn1
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    One of my friends said that he saw it several times in theaters because he said it was so good, so I bought it in the hopes that it would be good.

    It wasn’t!!!

    Death is Coming… Final Destination 4 (2009)

  27. hillbilly_headbanger
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    I watched this movie about 2 weeks ago because a friend from work wanted me to watch it. It wasnt all bad and it definatly wasnt all good. I got one question. . . .whats up with the characters grabbing their nuts in every dance?

  28. sincerely_raven
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    Come on, You Got Served is bad. We B2K fans know that. We’ve seen good movies, in comparison to this one. But we still like it! For the same reason people watch pointless videos on youtube. It’s funny. And our boys are in it. We think they’re cute. And if anybody knew anything about B2K fans, you’d know that we liked them a lot not only because we thought they were cute, but because they were silly. So, YGS was like an extension of that. Don’t be movie Nazis and say "you’re an idiot if you like this movie." Come on. Can’t my list of favorite movies include "Sweeney Todd," "Get Shorty" "Pulp Fiction" "The Notebook" AND "You Got Served"? It speaks not on my intellect. And you act like you don’t enjoy something completely pointless and a little cheesy sometimes… It’s called "guilty pleasures." That’s right, I know you jam to some Hannah Montana sometimes or something like that. Or watch Spongebob. Or love the Pippi Longstockings movies. You know it’s true. So quit hating on my "dumb movie favorite". Geez. Get a hobbie other than trolling. We know it’s bad. It is. I mean, duh. But yet… it’s badness is it’s goodness. Get it?

  29. ityu17
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    whats the name of the song when wade’s crew dancing againts a girl’s crew and david and elgin whatch them out of the crowd.

    pls help!!! thx

  30. Jluvselmo
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    It is played at the 00:40 spot in the trailer when they battle the Wade crew. It goes break it down like this. What is the song called?

    Heres the video: http://youtube.com/watch?v=JkBe80SajCg

  31. Spineshark1003
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    What is the name of the song that they play for the final dance off?

  32. mj_roxy_10
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    hey guys. just finished watching this movie, and i luvved the soundtrack…

    wat is the song called at the beginning of the fim?

    the chorus has the line

    ‘if you dont know the you gonna findddd out!’

    pls help :P

  33. Anonymous
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