White Chicks
Entertainment: +2 1/2
Acceptability: -2 1/2

In this crime comedy, brothers Marcus and Kevin Copeland (Marlon and Shawn Wayans) are African-American FBI agents who work their cases in an unorthodox way. The detectives are assigned to escort and secretly protect two rich hotel heiresses, Brittany and Tiffany Wilson (Maitland Ward and Anne Dudek), whom the FBI learns are a target for kidnapping. When the girls cannot attend an event planned to capture the assailants in the Hamptons, Marcus and Kevin decide to go undercover and impersonate the Wilson sisters. Other FBI detectives on the case and socialites attending the snooty function do not know that Brittany and Tiffany are actually Marcus and Kevin. The creative comedy of the movie is unleashed as the two black men attempt to represent themselves as white chicks, all the while seeking to redeem themselves by catching the bad guys.

Marlon and Shawn Wayans have great chemistry as character and comedic actors, and they earn some worthy laughs in this film. Unfortunately, White Chicks resorts to crude bathroom and sexual humor to get most of its laughs. There is a flatulence attack in a womans restroom stall. Men and women draw attention to their gender-specific anatomy and either touch it, look at it or talk about it. The sexual innuendo aims to produce laughter but should cause viewers to blush. One man goes through Brittany and Tiffanys hotel room, finds a pair of underwear and begins to sniff them. Moments later, he learns that the person who wore the panties was a man. A black man is infatuated with being intimate with white women and is disappointed to discover, not that Tiffany is a man, but that he is black. White Chicks offers no moral value and includes a lot of bad language, profanity and cheap laughs that will hopefully be quickly forgotten.

Preview Reviewer: Brian Hughes
Distributor: Columbia

Crude Language: Many (29) times mild (hell 2, damn 6); strong (-ss 15, b-tch 4, wh-re 2)
Obscene Language: Many (17) times mild (pooped 2); moderate (piss 2, crappy 1, suck 1, bone 2, boinking 1); strong (s-word 3, d-ck 1, vagina 1, fricken 3)
Profanity: Many (13) times moderate (OMG 9, G 1, OG 1); strong (GD 1, C 1)
Violence: Several times mild (chasing, slapping, breaking a coffee pot over a persons head, hand-to-hand fighting); moderate (gun fights); strong (several demobilizing crotch kicks; several instances of grabbing, twisting and hitting anothers genitals to inflict pain)
Sexual Intercourse: Several times mild (man is accused of being unfaithful to his wife, black man flirts exclusively with white women); moderate (grabbing and caressing buttocks, women grab their own breasts)
Nudity: Few times mild (women in revealing clothing show cleavage and bare midriffs); moderate (uncovered fake breasts are seen, man wears tight Speedo swimsuit with genitals noticeable); strong (man pulls womans top off, man pulls womans pants down thinking that she is a man)
Homosexual Conduct: Few times mild (a fashion-show coordinator reveals that he is not interested in women); moderate (two men wake up in bed together with neither of them happy about the situation); strong (women grind into each other and rub each others breasts)
Sexually Suggestive Action/Dialog: Several times mild (women speak frankly of feminine issues); moderate (man uses his tongue in a sexually suggestive manner); strong (man speaks of getting a bone and boinking someone at a dance club, man sniffs a pair of womens underwear)
Drug Abuse: Several times mild (alcohol use, cigar smoking); strong (man tries to slip a drug that would make a woman desire sex, a man uses this same drug on himself)
Other: While not done in a homosexual manner, the concept of two men dressing as women may offend some as inappropriate behavior, a man dressed as a woman is in a public womens bathroom and violently passes gas as other women are talking at the sink/mirror.
Running Time: 105 minutes
Intended Audience: Older teens and Adults

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