|Two Can Play That Game|
There's not a moment in this film when you don't know how it's going to end. And this makes the devise of having Shante narrate the entire film straight to camera, often right in the middle of a strong scene (or a romantic clinch). This cinematic device is so overused that it snaps us out of the story every time, so any chance for us to get involved in the story is pretty much out the window. And the cast of superb actors overplays their characters like they're in a spoof. They're always so "up" that they begin to wear us out, especially the switching back and forth between Fox's nonstop commentary and Chestnut's loud dialog with Anderson. There's still good stuff here, especially the final message, which is pretty obvious from the start, but never mind. At least it's fairly harmless and cute, with a few funny moments.
dir-scr Mark Brown|
with Vivica A Fox, Morris Chestnut, Anthony Anderson, Tamala Jones, Wendy Raquel Robinson, Mo'Nique, Gabrielle Union, Bobby Brown, Ray Wise, Dondre T Whitfield, Yul L Spencer, David Krumholtz
release US 7.Sep.01; US 13.Sep.02
She's a bad mamma jamma. Keith tries to slip a smooth move on his angry girlfriend Shante (Chestnut and Fox).
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