Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
Actors: Terrence 'T.C.' Carson, Lisa Arrindell Anderson, Blanche Baker, Nathaniel Hall, Julia Campbell
Director: Michael Schultz
Genres: Comedy, Drama, Television
This hilarious, free-wheeling (The New York Times) urban comedy about the price of success'skewers well-earned targets with unpretentious charm and vigor (The Hollywood Reporter)! Make no mistake about it: Livin Large ... more »
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B. Jones | Los Angeles, CA | 12/30/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I thought this was a pretty cool movie for the time period it came out in. It even had a message in it, which is : never forget who you are, where you have come from and gone through when you reach the success you set out to reach in life."
nina | 12/29/2003
(1 out of 5 stars)
"this movie is horrid--i wonder if the acting was supposed to be this bad on purpose. and the message--that "success" somehow makes you white--the charicatures may have been there to make a point, and yeah it's playing like a period piece (early 90's) -- but why did baby bam (jungle brothers) have to be in this? as the narrator, "sidekick", he was the best thing about the flick."
"It's for the ratings"
Nuisance | Miami | 12/25/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Im not the least bit surprised that this movie has a low rating. Im not the least bit surprised that the negative reviews are not even reviews but written down babble from people who couldnt write a review to save their lives and always use the same kind of criticism to describe EVERY movie they hate. Stupid, predictable sheep. At any rate, Livin Large came and went for the simple fact that it was smarter than its target audience. Beyond the humor is a message to behold.
Terrence T.C. Carson plays Dexter Jackson, a somewhat narcissistic brother that dreams of one day being a top anchorman for Channel 4 news. He gets his chance after the passing of a news reporter. In the process, an unscrupulous news executive named Kate(Blanche Baker) is trying to change him while he desperately tries to hold on to his identity.
Livin Large is funny at times and is pretty smart in its message which is simple: dont sell your soul to be accepted by "them". If you're black then be black. The funniest scene would have to be the wedding scene where Dexter is forced to marry a tramp news reporter in order to be an anchorman. Livin Large will offend those that are against it's message while being praised by those that are smart enough to embrace it. Terrence Carson was pretty funny in this movie and his gorgeous girlfriend Toynell(played by Lisa Arrindell)is fine as hell. All in all, I would recommend Livin Large to those that like a satire from the past that is better than than these overrated satires in the present."
Oh Come on! It's Not That Bad!
nina | 08/24/2008
(3 out of 5 stars)
"Some people act like they have a vendetta against this little movie. This film is no masterpiece, but it's not that bad. I ignored it in the 90's because I assumed it wasn't anything worth watching, but recently caught it on cable because nothing else was on. Hey I was bored, maybe that's a reason I got into it, but all and all it's okay. It won't have you rolling over laughing, but it is kind of funny. This is not a film I'd recommend you spend any money on but it's a good film to take in if you got nothing better to do. The end is the funniest part. Dexter has to marry the weatherlady, Missy and the entire wedding is supposed to go on air. These scenes are hilarious! Unfortunately it takes too long for the movie to get to this part and there are some very draggy parts included for it to be a comedy. I actually caught myself dozing twice.
This film is very outdated now, considering that the style was strictly early 90's (and everything in this movie proves that). TC was pretty good and kept the film going. Sure, a lot of the other actors sucked but don't just rag on this movie if you haven't seen it. Judge it for yourself and you may enjoy it a little bit."