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A cool-walking, smooth-talking ladies' man, Pootie is a hero and role model to all children. Everybody looks up to Pootie - except the evil Dick Lecter, CEO of LecterCorp, the company that makes cigarettes, alcohol and fast food. Can Pootie's cool determination and strength prevail over Dick Lecter and his crew?
Comedy Musical - A very dumb, silly and stupid. Young males are about the only ones
likely to enjoy this type of movie. (NOTE: Walkouts were very
common. In one showing about half the audience walked out.)
PROFANITY: Certainly a high level of profanity for a PG-13 movie. No F-words, but about everything else. SEX/NUDITY: Revealing clothes. VIOLENCE: Minor violence played for laughs. DRUGS/ALCOHOL: None ACTION: None COMEDY: Level of humor TOTALLY depends on whether you enjoy this type of silly/stupid humor.
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Review Below Average "Chris Rock served as one of the film's producers (he
makes several on screen appearances as well), and as brilliant as Rock can be,
this material is a reflection of his shallow, moralistic side; it defangs its
target instead of savaging it. The name ''Pootie Tang'' is bandied about so
often that you may feel like stopping the movie to say ''joke received.''
Review Poor "P
ootie Tang is not bad so much as inexplicable. You watch in puzzlement:
How did this train wreck happen? How was this movie assembled out of such
ill-fitting pieces? Who thought it was funny? Who thought it was finished? For
that matter, was it finished?''
Note: The above two critics were given a screening of
this movie. Most critics were not, so I can't find any additional reviews at
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OPINION OVERVIEW The following is the original "What's Worth
Watching" write-up for this movie.
We were only able to collect 29 opinions. On some showings, when we tried to collect opinions, no one showed up. Plus, about half the audience walked out on a couple of showings.
A few young males are about the only audience for this movie, but there were a lot of males who didn't like it at all. I would recommend viewing both the detailed content and the detailed opinions pages to see if this looks like a movie you might enjoy.
Women adore him. Children idolize him. Everyone wants a piece of him. Pootie Tang
(Lance Crouther) is an international crime-fighting-singing star, yet he's often
misunderstood. You see, Pootie doesn't speak English, Spanish, German, or
any recognized language for that matter. He speaks a language all his own. Call it
Pootie-Speak (or Pootie-nese if you will). Now if you don't
understand him, then you're in trouble 'cause he is hot! He's got Elvis'
charisma, Liberace's wardrobe and James Brown's vocabulary.
Moreover, Pootie dispatches criminals with the stinging power of his belt, which
he wields like a Kung Fu master. No one is a match for Pootie.
Women are inextricably drawn to Pootie; none can thaw his icy-cool
demeanor. Even his best lady friend, Biggie Shorty (Wanda Sykes,) has made
it her life's mission to sleep with him.
Unfortunately, not everyone loves Pootie. The filth-covered drug lord
Dirty Dee (Reg E. Cathey) despises him, especially since Pootie put him behind
bars (where he's forced to bathe). Dirty Dee is not alone.
LecterCorp also wants to rid the world of Pootie and his do-gooder ways.
Controlled by the deranged CEO Dick Lecter (Robert Vaughn), LecterCorp
manufactures everything from cigarettes to switchblades to Lecter burgers.
Pootie, however, preaches against these very evils in his ubiquitous Public
Service Announcements, which warn children "not to smoke, don't drink malt
liquor" and "fast food burgers may taste good, but they're bad for
you." Pootie's popular PSAs have cut into LecterCorp's profits.
Incensed, Lecter offers Pootie twenty million dollars to endorse his products.
(Pootie's not for sale).
Undaunted, Lecter enlists the help of his girlfriend Ireenie (Jennifer Coolidge)
to seduce Pootie. After a night with his trusted colleague Trucky (JB
Smoove,) Ireenie discovers Pootie's weakness and sets a trap for him.
Normally immune to the opposite sex, Pootie falls for Ireenie like a ton of