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Brad "B-Rad" Gluckman is Malibu’s most unwanted rapper. He spends his days hangin’ at the Malibrew Coffee Shop with his pimpin’ crew, and bustin’ rhymes about his hard-core life up in "the ‘Bu." Immersed in hip-hop culture, B-Rad spits lyrics about his phat life – and this beach boy is convinced that his wack rhymes are tighter than Hadji’s cornrows.
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Review Above Average "The movie has a good satirical idea and does some
nice things with it, but not enough. Flashes of inspiration illuminate stretches
of routine sitcom material; it's the kind of movie where the audience laughs
loudly and then falls silent for the next five minutes.''
Review Above Average "Anything goes in this tolerable toss-off, in which Scream
series veteran Kennedy plays O'Neal's son, a white rapper wannabe, the kind of
kid who would call even Donald Rumsfeld "homey." Think of a B-grade Bulworth
with lesser talents than A-listers Warren Beatty and Halle Berry.''
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Review Average "A surprisingly likeable farce that suggests a cross
between BULWORTH and 8 MILE; it's not as smart as the former, but it's
considerably funnier than the latter. ...the film delivers some genuine laughs
— Diggs and Anderson are a hoot throughout — and real rapper Snoop Dogg all
but steals the picture with his brief voice turn as Ronnie Rizzat, a hip-hop
rodent whom B-Rad initially mistakes for Stuart Little.''
Review Below Average "This dumb feature-length romp is adapted from
Kennedy's television character, Brad "B-rad" Gluckman. There are some
very mild laughs to be skimmed from Diggs and Anderson's earnest young-actor
routine ("Did you buy my rage?" "No, you're indicating."),
even though it feels like we've been down that road a million times before. As
the two submit B-rad to an accelerated Gangsta 101 indoctrination (which
includes robbing a convenience store), Kennedy toys with a rainbow spectrum of
racial identities and stereotypes (excluding rich Jews)."
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OPINION OVERVIEW The following is the original "What's Worth
Watching" write-up for this movie.
Teen males and females thoroughly enjoyed Malibu's Most Wanted. Twentysomething males rated it nearly as high as teens. Adult males also enjoyed it, but there were only six of them so it's not likely to be very accurate. Surprisingly, there were a decent number of adult females and they very much like the movie.
Obviously you need to be someone who enjoys VERY silly movies to even consider seeing Malibu's Most Wanted. If that's you, I would certainly recommend taking a chance on this movie. I believe your probability of enjoying it is high.
Cinema Review Prediction: (before moviegoer opinions are collected)
Sorry, we were not given an advance screening of this movie.
Brad "B-Rad" Gluckman (JAMIE KENNEDY) is Malibu's
most unwanted rapper. He spends his days hangin' at the Malibrew Coffee Shop
with his pimpin' crew, Mocha (NICK SWARDSON), Monster (KEILI LEFKOVITZ) and
Hadji (KAL PENN), and bustin' rhymes about his hard-core life up in "the
‘Bu." Immersed in hip-hop culture, B-Rad spits lyrics about his phat life
("Life's a beach and then you die / I could tell you stories, make your
caterer cry") – and this beach boy is convinced that his wack rhymes are
tighter than Hadji's cornrows.
While B-Rad thinks his lyrical stylings and hip-hop lifestyle
are down ("I may be white / but my rhymes is tight"), he's actually
taking his whole family down with him – especially his father, Bill Gluckman
(RYAN O'NEAL), who is currently campaigning to be the next governor of
California. Bill doesn't understand his son's jungle fever and thinks all B-Rad
needs is some unusual family therapy – or tough love – to cure him of his
But when therapy can't solve the B-Rad public relations
problem in time to stop Bill Gluckman's disastrous slide in the polls,
campaign manager Tom Gibbons (BLAIR UNDERWOOD) concocts a scheme to neutralize
the problem: they'll hire out-of-work actors Sean and PJ (TAYE DIGGS and
ANTHONY ANDERSON) to play thugs, "kidnap" B-Rad and scare the poseur
out of him with a drive-by tour of the real ‘hood.
The Gluckmans hope that a dose of urban reality will force
their black sheep son to reveal his "true" color, but B-Rad proves to
the playa-haters that even under fire in the middle of South Central, this plain
white rapper is too legit to quit. In a wild ride from Malibu to Compton and
back again, B-Rad keeps it rizz-eal and wins much love from booty-ful
business-savvy hottie Shondra (REGINA HALL) along the way.