Reviewed bysamf2006Vote: 1/10/10
I have never went from loving a film to literally hating itovernight,the film GOOK is a well made piece of art that I actuallyreally enjoyed,but upon during further research on the LA uprising Icame across something really disturbing ,a little black 15 year oldgirl named Latasha Harlins. Learning about this little girl and howwhat happened to her was part of what was leading to the Uprisings, itgave me a new perspective On the film GOOK.
Eli and Daniel, two Korean American brothers, own a struggling shoe store and have an unlikely friendship with Kamilla, a street wise 11-year-old African American girl. Kamilla ditches school, Eli stresses about the store, and Daniel tries to have a good time. It's just another typical day at the store until the Rodney King verdict is read and riots break out. With the chaos moving towards them, the trio is forced to defend the store while contemplating the future of their own personal dreams and the true meaning of family.