Every once in a while my mother finds movies that I can’t even comprehend why they were made. Tonight she has me watching Death At A Funeral and while I am laughing hysterically, this movie is, “interesting” to say the least. It’s a very stereotypical African American family movie with lots of drama and laughs, if you have a good sense of humor. Before I watched it my mother said it was another Kingdom Come and after seeing the movie, she was right.
Both of the movies are premised around funeral, and if you’re African American, you know that funerals can cause A LOT of drama. Chris Rock and LL Cool J’s characters are the oldest siblings who somehow have to clean up the family mess and keep everything in order. Vivica Fox and Regina Hall are the wives of the oldest sons who are supportive of their husbands and also long to be with child. However, Fox’s character has had pregnancy issues before, which led to her having a miscarriage in a bucket of chicken. I wish the latter were hyperbole. Martin Lawrence and Anthony Anderson are the younger sons who are immature. In both films Loretta Divine plays the mother. The similarities are endless.
Kingdom Come and Death At A Funeral are two movies that were funny at times, and other times I have to hang my head in shame. Do you have a list of movies (not just stereotypical Black films) that you found to be abysmal? Here’s my list:
Who Made The Potatoe Salad
Words cannot express how horrible this movie was. After watching my mother gave it away. However, every time someone brings up horrible potato salad, I go to YouTube to watch this scene.
Love, Sex, and Eating The Bones
I’m a fan of Hill Harper but I have NO idea what possessed him to do this movie. In the movie he’s a porn addict who is having a hard time finding true love. I can’t even begin to explain how horrible this movie was
Three Can Play That Game
Two Can Play That Game was ok, but overwhelming more than anything. Do people really play games like this in relationships? I thought that the movie was pretty good, but not enough for a sequel. I found Three Can Play that Game to be unnecessary. Shanté Smith was still giving relationship advice that did more harm then good. Yeah, this sequel should have never happened.
I don’t know where to begin with this movie. Earl (John Belushi) and his wife have the most intrusive neighbors from hell, Vic (Dan Akroyd) and his wife. While Earl is a stuck up suburban who doesn’t seem to know how to have fun, Earl and his wife are free spirits who don’t understand the concept of invading someones space. By the end of the movie Earl questions his sanity and realize how boring his life has been until he met his new neighbors. In the end, Earl leaves his family behind and escapes suburbia with his neighbors as his house burns up in flames. The movie is as stupid as my summation.
Mr. Gibb (aka The Good Student)
Released as The Good Student, I can’t fathom how this movie was labeled a comedy. There was absolutely nothing funny about it, AT ALL. Hayden Panettiere plays a popular student who is given a ride home by her teacher after an argument with her boyfriend. She kissed him on the cheek and goes into her house. Unknown to them, the unpopular school gossip girl snapped a picture and released it to the public. Because he was the last person to see her, they assume he’s responsible for her kidnapping but in the end, it’s not so. I don’t know how someone could think this was funny. Even though it was labeled a dark comedy it wasn’t dark or comical. It was just stupid!