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At Theaters: 4/18/2003 On Video: 9/9/2003
Rated: PG-13 Length: 1 hr. 20 min.
Internet: Web Site Movie ID: 399978
Studio: Warner Bros. Pictures Inc.
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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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Comedy - This is a broad, sometimes raunchy lowbrow comedy aimed to teen and young adult viewers, particularly urban audiences.
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Cast and Crew Heading
Jamie Kennedy MAX KEEBLE'S BIG MOVE
Taye Diggs BROWN SUGAR, NEW BEST FRIEND, WAY OF THE GUN
Anthony Anderson CRADLE 2 THE GRAVE, KANGAROO JACK, BARBERSHOP
Blair Underwood FULL FRONTAL
Regina Hall PAID IN FULL, SCARY MOVIE 2
Director: John Whitesell SEE SPOT RUN
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About The Production
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Content Heading
PROFANITY: 1 F-word, 2 S-words, 2 GDs, many others.
SEX/NUDITY: Brief nonsexual nudity; some innuendo
VIOLENCE: Some gunplay and isolated moments of violence.
DRUGS/ALCOHOL: Fairly frequent alcohol drinking.
ACTION: A gunfight; an explosion.
COMEDY: Broad slapstick comedy, raunchy humor, culture clash humor.
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Above Average

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Roger Ebert  Full 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.''

USA TODAY  Full 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.''

TV Guide Online  Full 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.''

Newsday  Full 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 Heading

Based on an Exit Polling of 74 Moviegoers

Ages Age Group
How
Many
Your Probability of
Enjoying This Movie
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Would
Recommend
Movie To Friends
13-19Teens (M)
29
High
97%
13-19Teens (F)
18
High
89%
20-29Yg Adults (M)
6
High
83%
20-29Yg Adults (F)
2
About 50/50
50%
30+Adults (M)
6
Fairly High
83%
30+Adults (F)
13
High
100%
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OPINION GRAPH

OPINION OVERVIEW
The following is the original "What's Worth Watching" write-up for this movie.

Moviegoer Opinions:

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.

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D ETAILED S TORYLINE
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 gangsta delusions.

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.

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