This Movie is a Laugh Riot
peterive | Los Angeles, CA USA | 04/06/2001
(4 out of 5 stars)
"You would never think a movie about race relations would be this funny. I laughed the entire time. It was great to see Harold Perrineau from Oz in such a fun movie as a lead, or not getting killed by a bear, like in The Edge. The movie opens up with a hilarious character named Mustapha, who is full of pearls about why blacks need to remain black. He is countered by a creepy school principal who would probably bring segregation back if he could. In between you'll hear from all kinds of people talk about everything from the "N" word to the black myth to inter-racial dating. All the while it makes you laugh and think. Look for a great performance from Joe Siravo(the taxi driver in the film)...he plays Tony Soprano's dad in the HBO series. Lonette McKee(from many Spike Lee films) is also great as she tells us about there being no real Black Barbie dolls. I also found myself taking the directors bait in a certain scene proving that we all need to change our thinking. Director's commentary was also good. You'll enjoy this one."
A Must See Pleasure
(5 out of 5 stars)
"It's a darn shame that this movie did not get as much press as it did. If only more money had been allocated for its production, the word might have spread to a wider audience. I thought this movie was phenomenal as it explored aspects of American society from an angle not attempted by many film makers. I have seen many a film on racial issues and was skeptical to see yet another, but the situations the characters found themselves in were unique and their conversations provocative. A must see for anyone wishing to further open their eyes to the racial problems that pervade our lives, each and every day."
Bold and Necessary!
Keith Lee Johnson | Ohio | 02/19/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Finally a film was made that was bold enough to speak directly to the race problem in America from several points of view. This picture should not only be watched, but it should listened to as well."