Malibu's Most Wanted
Bill Gluckman, a wealthy white Jewish senator is running for the office of Governor. His son "B-Rad" dresses, speaks, and acts as if he were a gangster from the inner city. The campaign team members hire two actors, who don't know any more about inner-city life than B-Rad, to act as gang members, kidnap him, and take him to South Central Los Angeles where they hope Brad will be "scared white".
"Hey, yo, that was ill. Hey, where'd you learn that from?"
"Grand Theft Auto 3."
"Word? Can I borrow that?"
"Nah, I got GameCast."
"GameCast? Well, there's GameCube and then there's Dreamcast. Which you got?"
"Well, I said I got Gamecast, man. Damn! I can't afford it!"
A childhood favourite that is still as funny if not funnier than I remember. It's not the sort of funny that is usually funny, it's the sort of funny that is completely stupid and slightly racist.
The film tries to prove the point that all people are the same, but the whole storyline is about Jamie Kennedy getting kidnapped so he can act "white" instead of "black". That is a whole sort of…
A completely stupid, stupid movie that should be totally annoying and unwatchable.....but I always have some fun when it's on. Even a couple of legitimate laughs.
I could have been studying for a test, doing homework, texting a crush, setting up an appointment with my advisor, jerking off, walking around campus freezing my ass off, or hell, watching a better movie. Instead, I sat sideways in a chair, eating Vienna sausages and drinking Dollar Store root beer, suckered by my roommate into sitting through this turd called Malibu's Most Wanted. I want this movie to be boxed-up and sent away so that I never have to think or talk about it.
Probably the best Snoop Dogg cameo I've ever seen
It was relevant for its time, a play on the popularity of his hidden camera show, "The Jamie Kennedy Experiment." Throughout the viewing, I felt that this was a bad version of an exploitation parody. The satirical approach was gutsy, but the material ran out of gas before the characters know what to do to create more material. In other words, the film doesn't have the sufficient material to hold the audience's attention.
Let's take a trip back to 2003, a time where I knew only 3 things:
1. Professional wrestling is real, and also awesome.
2. Puddle Of Mudd is and will always be the greatest band of all time.
3. Malibu's Most Wanted is the greatest comedy ever made.
Holy balls was I mistaken on numbers 2 & 3.
Nailed it on the pro wrestling thing though.
It's worth watching for some nostalgia and the performances from Anthony Anderson & Taye Diggs. They're both really funny in this. Jamie Kennedy is kinda the worst in everything forever.
it's easy to be hatin this film
So dumb but I loved it. My type of movie.
This was more clever than I expected, pretty funny, and some fun casting (especially Taye Diggs).
"Malibu's Most Wanted" is another one of those comedies that revolves around "the hood". I thought this would be interesting, like maybe it could be a comedy with some meaningful elements about ghetto life. Sadly, I got my hopes up way to high because the film was pretty underwhelming. It has such great talent behind it (despite an awful director), but they feel wasted here. the basic premise is that a white rapper is taken to the hood by two paid actors because the rapper's father is doing some political thing and our main character is getting in the way. it's not a bad concept, but the execution is pretty poor. There are some uncomfortable racial undertones to be found…
Unengaging, with a few jokes here and there.
A funny movie about a rich family with a Ghetto acting kid. In a effort to get the kid to stop acting ghetto the dad(who is also running for a election) hires two people to take the kid into the "Real Ghetto". It's a funny movie one worth watching if you want a comedy.
Enough jokes land in spite of dreadfully amateur direction and a sloppy screenplay that this film might have worked with a darker story and tone and better behind-the-scenes craft.
I didn't expect much from it and the first half was pretty much what I expected (although I DID laugh from time to time), but the 2nd half was seriously funny.
I also have to give them bonus points for making B-Rad not a poser. I mean, he is a white upper class dork who acts like he's tha blackest guy from da hood, but it's his personality and he does that, because he loved Hip Hop culture since a child. It was a nice touch.
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