I Got The Hook Up

MPAA Rating: R

Entertainment: +2

Content: -3 1/2

In this crude comedy, black comedian Master P and his comical black cohort (A.J. Johnson) play Black and Blue, two con artists in a South L.A. black ghetto. They con a delivery man out of hundreds of cellular phones and proceed to sell them any way they can. This activity serves only as a backdrop to portray a non stop, frantic series of crude supposedly comical hijinks. They con Master P's attractive girl friend into helping them which adds a little to the plot, but primarily she just adds some sexual content to the film. This vulgar comedy is obviously made for the black community which will constitute about 99% of those attending. Unfortunately, it appears the black community will turn out to see it in large numbers.

The number of f- and s- words, and variations of these obscenities, spewed out rapid fire in this film is astounding and appalling. An accurate count is impossible, but at least 175 f- words and 50 s- words are blurted out. Also, many regular profanities are spoken along with many mild and moderate crudities. And in one bar room scene, several bare breasted black women cavort around suggestively in prolonged sequences. Further sex is implied in a few scenes, but no nudity, and the dialogue is full of crude, sexually suggestive humor. It is tragic that Miramax Films (Disney subsidiary) has targeted this degenerate comedy at the black community, and many blacks undoubtedly will be offended by portraying them in such a crude, demeaning manner. However, a substantial number of the black community seem to enjoy it.

Preview Reviewer: John Evans
Shooting Star Picture/Miramax Films,375 Greenwich, NY,NY 10013

The following categories contain objective listings of film content which contribute to the subjective numeric Content ratings posted to the left and on the Home page.

Crude Language: Many Times - Mild 14+, Moderate 36+

Obscene Language: Continuous - 227 + (est.) ( f words 175+, S words 50+, Others 2+)

Profanity: Many (12+ ) times - Regular (GD)

Violence: Several times - Moderate, slapstick (Fighting, striking, strike in genitals, car crashes, gun threats, shooting)

Sex: Implied few times - near nudity

Nudity: Many times - blatant (bare breasted women seen in prolonged suggestive scenes; low cut dresses)

Sexual Dialogue/Gesture: Many times (Crude ,comical references to sex, genitals and breasts)

Drugs: Few times ( drinking in bars and drugs smoked once)

Other: Preachers, preaching and religious person portrayed comically.

Running Time: 103 minutes
Intended Audience: Blacks, teenagers and adults

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