High schooler Jason has found his dream girl-the gorgeous Anastacia. There's just one problem: she doesn't know he exists. If he can win a spot on the school's hottest dance crew, Jason might have a shot. But before he does, he'll have to overcome his battle-ax of a mother, survive Anastacia's gangsta brother, and pass the crew's initiation.Written by
It was a nice little R rated teen comedy. If you like Nick Canon and his style of comedy, than this should be a good one for you (I'm assuming, cause I'm not familiar with his comedy)
Mr. Mariah Carey's directorial debut is a formulated story about Jason, the uncool kid who wants to be cool and get a date with his dream girl who does not even know he's alive. I could tell you more, but when you've seen one teen comedy you seen them all, so you know what happens.
The most unique thing about the movie is the prominently black cast (which is kind of shameful to say in this day and age). I've already herd some negative feedback on the black stereotypes that are flowing through the movie, but I feel that this judges the movie unfairly cause every white teen comedy has it's own negative stereotypes as well.
But I must admit, the black stereotypes are pretty blunt and constant throughout the film which may make it a turn off if you're not black or Latina. The movie could have used more high school stoner jokes which is general enough to crossover to any race. Like Mac & Devin go to High School starring Wiz Khalifa, whose wife Amber Rose has a role in this movie.
The biggest problem I have with the movie is that if feels like a variety show more than a movie. Every scene feels more like a sketch or a stand up bit come alive, than a continuing story, which should not be such a big concern cause the whole thing is funny and I should cut the first time director a break. It doesn't help that a small part of the movie is interjected with scenes that act like music videos for music groups I'm not young and hip enough to vibe with. It's been a while since I've seen a recent music video, but I seems all the females in the movie are just video vixens not exactly hired for their acting skills
It was cool to see the large amount of super star comedians who have supporting roles in the film. Most notably of course was super star Kevin Hart. It was cool that Kev and others had enough love for Nick to come out and do a small role in his small low budget movie.
It was a funny film all in all, and I could not help but to laugh throughout this so-so put together black teen comedy (Nick Canon forces you to and I love that about the film). Then again, I laugh cause I got all the jokes.
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