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|Don't Be a Menace to South Central While Drinking Your Juice in The Hood |
Unrated Miramax Collector's Edition
Actors: Shawn Wayans, Marlon Wayans, Keenen Ivory Wayans, Tracey Cherelle Jones, Chris Spencer
Director: Paris Barclay
Genres: Comedy, Mystery & Suspense, African American Cinema
Now, add to your comedy collection the UNRATED Special Edition release of the outrageous motion picture that had critics and moviegoers roaring with laughter ... from the creators of SCARY MOVIE. From block parties and bee... more »
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Ayman F. (thebigaym) from AUGUSTA, GA
Reviewed on 12/30/2009...
If you like the parody movie genre, this is pretty good. Not quite as good as "I'm Gonna Get You Sucka", but there are many scenes which left me laughing hysterically. Note, if you have not seen "South Central," "Boyz in the Hood," "Menace II Society" and other films of that nature, you won't understand this parody.
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One of those stupid funny movies you either love or hate
Christopher Ware | Fremont, CA United States | 05/05/2000
(4 out of 5 stars)
"There are a few conditions required for "getting" this movie. You have to understand a few things before getting the jokes. Probably the most important thing is that you've seen Boys 'N The Hood and/or Menace II Society. These two movies contain the majority of the spoofs seen in Don't Be A Menace... There are also references to Poetic Justice, Juice, and Higher Learning. Without having seen the first two, most people will probably not get the jokes. Secondly, if you're into the hip hop culture, this movie will be a lot funnier. There's a lot of play on words from the rap lingo that you won't get if you haven't listened to it.I really enjoyed this movie. It's a hilarious spoof of gangsta movies and gangsta rap. Keenan Ivory Wayans' cameos were hilarious. Shawn and Marlon make a great comedy team. It's just too bad they don't get more exposure (they're TV show on WB is hilarious, too). It's all tongue in cheek fun pointed at the harsher looks at inner city life that we get from movies and music.If you're one of those people that hates movies like Naked Gun, Airplane, and Spaceballs, this movie is definitely not for you. Otherwise, pick it up and try not to fall off the couch :)"
What Is Wrong With Y'all!
SweetC | Tulsa, Oklahoma | 04/16/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"MY GOD! You have absolutely no sense of humor whatsoever if you didn't find at LEAST one part of this movie hysterical! I was rollin from the opening part! Who is anyone to say that I have a shallow sense of humor just because I liked it? You have to know how to laugh at certain things and everyone these days are so "politically correct" and "edgy" that they forget the funny things and don't keep it real! Obviously they've never been in the hood or known anyone like the characters in Don't Be A Menace, because there really are people like that! I think it's most likely a movie that only blacks will understand. If you're white and you loved, more power to ya. This movie is just wayy too funny!"
A guilty pleasure...
John R. Gordon | London, London United Kingdom | 10/29/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"So many people just hate this film but I found it absolutely hilarious. Like the Scary Movie flicks it helps if you know the source films (Boyz N The Hood etc) fairly well. A lot of the funniest moments come from the deadpan way ludicrous lines are said, eg, of a pretty girl: 'What's her name?' 'Oh, that's Dashiki.' And the way characters refer to 'the hood' in inverted commas all the time, as in, 'I'm leaving 'the hood',' (cue gunshot). Who wouldn't laugh at the love-making scene where Trey ups the erotic ante by libating Dashiki with kool-aid then melting government-surplus cheese & dripping it like molten wax over her body? Well, a lot of people, apparently. But I laughed out loud a good many times watching this movie. The 'guilty' aspect is that it makes it almost impossible to re-watch Boyz N The Hood, Menace II Society etc in a serious manner because so many key scenes and moments are burlesqued in DBAMTSCWDYJITH."