Foolish Is A Terrific Standup Showcase
Eric C. Baur | Owensboro, KY USA | 08/31/2000
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Other reviewers have given this movie a hard time, but it is unwarranted. While it is true that the plot is a bit on the weak side, the whole purpose of the movie is to make you laugh. It succeeds admirably in this. Foolish is basically an Eddie Griffin comedy show intermingled with a movie. The movie itself is your standard fare. It was fun to see Marla Gibbs again and Master P made further strides, successfully I might add, to become a mainstream actor. The spot where Foolish really shines is the stand-up routines. Eddie Griffin is one of the best comics out there. It's unfortunate that he hasn't had more exposure. All of his material was fresh and funny. When he was onstage, I couldn't stop laughing! Only once during the film was I disappointed. This was when Griffin gave a monologue that Chris Rock originated in Bigger and Blacker. Even though it was a bit plagerized, this single flaw doesn't detract from the film, especially if you haven't seen Bigger and Blacker. Overall, I feel that you will ultimately be satisfied by this film if you keep your expectations in line. This film is not the outstanding plot-driven comedy you may be searching for, but if you are looking for some hilarious standup, Foolish will have you rolling!"
This movie is not good at all.
S. M. Anderson | Lithia Springs, GA | 12/03/2004
(1 out of 5 stars)
"I was foolish for renting this film. I like Eddie Griffin, he is talented, and funny so I was kind of hoping it would be kind of decent. Huge mistake!!! This is NOT a must see movie. The only thing you can do is leave this film on the shelves.
Master P really needs to give up the acting dream. Either give it up or take some lessons!!! He is a dull and unemotional as an actor. It's painful to watch. The movie is about two brothers overcoming their differences and eventually coming together for a common goal. Master P wants Foolish to do comedy at his club he is opening.
Andrew Dice Clay has a forgettable cameo appearance in the movie. The talented supporting cast really wasted their acting chops in this film (Marla Gibbs as their grandmother, Bill Nunn, Jr. Bill Duke and Clifton Powell). This movie has a weak story line. I have a sense of humor, but I need for my movies to entertain me in all aspects and this movie does not do that. This movie tried to do too much. It tired to funny, dramatic and it did not work. It was like trying to mix and oil and water in this film.
Save yourself the trouble and rent or purchase Dysfunktional Family. A lot of the jokes Eddie G does in this film he will do in Dysfunktional Family. In fact even My Babies Daddy (Eddie G stars in that as well) is better then Foolish, and even that movie was not all that great, but I laughed while watching that, and hardly even chuckled while watching Foolish. After you sit through this movie all you will do is hold your head saying ugggghhhhhh!! I've seen it, and I will never watch this movie again. I won't be foolish twice.
Rent these movies with Eddie Griffin instead:
1. My Babies Daddy
2. Dysfunktional Family
3. Undercover Brother
Foolish is Fantastic!
S. M. Anderson | 07/25/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This movie was imaginative and a fantastic vehicle to showcase the talents of Eddie!"
It was ok for a rental
S. M. Anderson | 09/23/1999
(2 out of 5 stars)
"The movie started out with a good story line and the stand up was pretty funny, but what happened to the rest of the story."