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Mike (Omar Epps) tells the story of how he grew up in The Wood, Inglewood, California, with Roland (Taye Diggs) and Slim (Richard T. Jones) where they went to school together. The story reminisces back to how they grew up in The Wood, Mike (Sean Nelson)'s first encounters with Roland (Trent Cameron) and Slim (Duane Finley), and his first real crush on a girl named Alicia (Malinda Williams).
When Mike was younger he touched Alicia's behind and it resulted into a big fight with her big brother Stacey (De'Aundre Bonds). When Mike and Slim go find Roland for his wedding, they get a call from Tanya (Tamala Jones) saying that she has him with her and that he is very drunk. They get to her house to pick him up to take him back to the wedding to marry his future wife Lisa (LisaRaye McCoy) because they only have two hours before the ceremony begins.
Back to their old school times, they go to their first dance of the year, go to a store the gets held up by Stacey (De'Aundre Bonds), and almost gets arrested by two cops while the three are riding in a car with Stacey. When they get back to the dance it is almost over and Mike gets to dance with Alicia and at the end of the dance he gets her number. In the meantime Roland gets sick, throws up and now they only have an hour left before the wedding and they have to get cleaned up, then they take their clothes to the cleaners. Mike returning back to their memories, they were now juniors in high school, thinking about sex, ways to get it and making a lot of bets. They finally make it to the ceremony to have Roland apologize to Lisa for leaving her worried before the wedding ceremony. Before the ceremony begins Mike sees Alicia (Sanaa Lathan) his childhood crush, and finally Roland and Lisa get married. Mike tells his last childhood memory, and its when they go to a homecoming dance for their school and that they will be the boys from The Wood.