We follow Ashtray as he returns to the place he grew up in and meet his father and his basket-case friends. Some samples of the humor: -A refrigerator was full of '40', an alcoholic beverage which it seemed everyone drank even a baby bottle was filled with something the same color as '40'. This is an excellent film that you should see if you ever get thechance. The movie chronicles the exploits of a young black man whose mother returns him to the 'hood to live and learn from his father. It is a very funny movie and will keep you laughing the whole way through. I admit that I'm a fan. There was not so much a plot as there was a series of jokes showing black people in a less than positive light.
Nearly all movies are about other movies. If either of these things are true, see this movie. The thing that makes it a lot funnier is that no matter what age, gender, race you are there is something in this film that is mocking you but it is done in such a way that you can't help laughing and realising how true it is. The action wasgood and the movie was extremely powerful. Anyone who does not have a strong sense of humour or anyone who can't take a joke made at there gender or race then do not watch this, it is an obvious micky take film so this is your warning. But the laughs soon started up again.
Even if you haven't seen the movies that it is spoofed from it will still be a good time! Can Caine rise above the entrapments of the 'hood? It deals with everything that is happening in the world with teens in the hood: Pregnancy, Drive-by's, Drug Addiction, and many other things. The Wayans brothers are good in whatever movie they are in so go watch 'White Chicks' and the first two Scary Movie's. Shawn and Marlon Wayans, along with director Paris Barclay, have created a very humorous satire of the flood of films recently dealing with African-American life in the ghettos of inner-cities of America. They really know what they are doing, disguising it as social commentary. The black cop seemed to genuinely hate blacks without even seeming aware he was himself black. If you are a fan of spoofs you'll love this one.
Just about the whole movie operates on this level, and for this reason has become one of my favorite comedies. Im not American, Im not black, and I liked the movie and understood the humor on it completely, also helped that I listen to some American rap and I can more fully understand some references related to racial issues. Probably the funniest scene is when they enter a convenience store. Or maybe the writers just wanted to give us a rest, because it was desperately needed. The opening briefly shows Caine getting caught up in a grocery storeshooting with his friend. Before long, Ashtray's nuclear-armed gangster cousin Loc Dog Marlon Wayans introduces him to a bizarrely comic crime underworld. About the movie itself it has no plot so its impossible for anyone to come here and write a spoiler.
It also helps if you have seen the films 'Don't be a menace to society' 'Juice' and 'Boys in the hood'. After falling victimto a violent car jacking, he is brought into violence and crimehimself. You have to watch a few other movies first to really appreciate this. Luckily, Ashtray falls for urban poet Dashiki Tracey Cherelle Jones , and she convinces him to go straight -- but he must deal with her manic ex-boyfriend Toothpick Darrel Heath. I have watched this film several times since I bought it, and I don't do that with many movies. We weren't laughing at the line so much at the performance of it. What I like about this film, is that it is exactly what it's supposed to be.
It pretty much is good from beginning to end and i can't think of anything bad to say about it. It perfectly balances the ugly crime lifeand murder of tough inner city neighborhoods, Caine's own personaltroubles, police brutality, and drugs. Shawn plays the steady bass while Marlon does some wild riffing. If you enjoyed this, I also recommend Boyz N the Hood, and you'llprobably enjoy the Wayans brothers' spoof, Don't be a Menace to SouthCentral While Drinking Your Juice in the Hood. The owner, convinced that African-Americans would only enter his store to steal things, follows them around - while a rich white man comes in and proceeds to empty the place.
You need to have seen most of the movies being parodied in order to see the true depth of the humor in this movie. I particularly like the scene with Officer Self Hatred. Will Ashtray be able to keep living the straight life? Overall, this was a veryneat ghetto film by The Hughes Brothers. It feels good you know hmmmmmmmmmm. It shows what it is really like for teenagers growing up in the ghetto.
It's a story about the life of black males in the 'hood. I think that I have never laughed harder than during this movie. Sobering and incisive, this cautionary urban drama centers on 18-year-old Caine Lawson Tyrin Turner , a street tough facing a moral quandary while trying to turn his life around, aided by a pragmatic girlfriend Jada Pinkett Smith and a caring teacher Charles S. Just watch it, its a whole different level. During the opening credits, we see footageof the Watts riots that took place during the 60's. He hopes to leave the life ofviolence that surrounds him in his neighborhood.
I won't say what job, but it suited him. Not extremely culturally-important fare, but a good laugh, nonetheless. Ashtray meets a girl named Dashiki, who is described as having more children than Mrs. His Grandparents love him, but they struggled to raisehim and tried their hardest to keep him out of trouble. One of my personal favorite comedies. After loosing hisparents on at the hands of drugs, he was sent to live with hisGrandparents. The tempo could have been a little swifter, but the rhythm itself is excellent.
Caine narrates thestory of his life, explaining how after the riots, drugs came intoeffect, and affected his home life as a child. The film was very good, on all levels this issure the best Hughes Brothers film. When you see it, you're gonna like it a lot. A water cooler was refilled using '40'. It has a good message, butin some ways, I thought the film Boyz N the Hood showed the message ina better way. So the Wayans handle it in a manner that delays the punchline while emphasizing its obviousness. I highly recommend this movie for anyone who just needs a good laugh and does not care about quality or being offended.