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"Dope (Famuyiwa, 2015)"


  

          

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slated for june release
Apr 04th 2015
1
Nope...close but too bizzare
Jun 08th 2015
2
i got ticks for tonight. should i skip it and watch finals instead
Jun 16th 2015
3
      I'm guessing I'll be one of the few who didn't dig it so give it a shot
Jun 16th 2015
4
           I'm hoping that too.
Jun 16th 2015
5
           yeah RE: I'm guessing I'll be one of the few who didn't dig it so give i...
Jun 17th 2015
10
I lump this with Dear White People
Jun 17th 2015
6
How was Dear White People "toothless?"
Jun 19th 2015
16
It's called Dear White People
Jun 20th 2015
17
      I think the movie should be judged for what it is,
Jun 21st 2015
19
           ^ 100% Correct.
Jun 22nd 2015
28
           RE: I think the movie should be judged for what it is,
Jul 06th 2015
39
It was the opposite for me, I enjoyed DWP more than this
Jun 22nd 2015
23
Am I the only one who assumed this was an early 90's period piece
Jun 17th 2015
7
Nope again
Jun 17th 2015
8
I did too
Jun 17th 2015
12
I really really enjoyed this flick
Jun 17th 2015
9
how did you get 2 hours? but yeah it was crazy
Jun 17th 2015
11
      1hr 43min runtime.
Jun 17th 2015
13
           ah i thought you meant a specific 2 hours in their life
Jun 18th 2015
14
Loved this, everything was great!
Jun 19th 2015
15
Loved it son. Zoe is gettin' finer and finer by every passing minute b.
Jun 20th 2015
18
Zoe is overratted imo she's just light. The other two girls were cutier.
Jun 22nd 2015
25
She reminded me of her mom so much in this it was scary
Jun 24th 2015
29
      I got Janet in Poetic Justice. But maybe it was just the braids.
Nov 21st 2015
46
I liked it. I did shift in my seat a bit when, well,
Jun 21st 2015
20
Dope is really good. I enjoyed it, laughed, rapped along.
Jun 21st 2015
21
more self-congratulatory "otherness" in black film
Jun 21st 2015
22
Yeah, I mentioned that in the post in GD.
Jun 22nd 2015
24
yeah, the whole "I'm not like those other niggas" thing got on my nerves
Jun 29th 2015
36
Doesn't the movie make this point explicitly?
Sep 10th 2015
42
Amen.
Nov 21st 2015
47
Really enjoyed it
Jun 22nd 2015
26
thumbs up
Jun 22nd 2015
27
Best movie of the year
Jun 24th 2015
30
Story got weird but otherwise very good
Jun 24th 2015
31
Blatant colorism & Zib being unchecked on his nigga usage aside...
Jun 25th 2015
32
interesting note about the security guard..his name is Stacey...
Jun 28th 2015
33
      Haha uhmmmm..
Jun 29th 2015
34
           Nah. Gotta be continuation. Same actor, same character name
Nov 21st 2015
45
Loved it
Jun 29th 2015
35
I dug it. Not great like "The Wood"...
Jun 30th 2015
37
i loved that
Jul 06th 2015
38
RE: Dope (Famuyiwa, 2015)
Jul 17th 2015
40
i really dug it...it's closer to "Fresh" as opposed to "The Wood"
Jul 28th 2015
41
Risky Business for a new generation. Messy, but I dug overall.
Sep 10th 2015
43
This is finally on Netflix DVD. Enjoyed it a lot.
Nov 21st 2015
44
Sad thing is, movie didn't need the "black weird" angle
Nov 21st 2015
48
yeah i kinda hated the ending because of that...
Nov 23rd 2015
49
Thing is, those kids arent' that 'weird' in 2015
Nov 23rd 2015
50
I mean, black kids from the hood do go to Harvard.
Jan 25th 2016
53
LOL at the "this ain't MY Blackness" critics in here
Nov 24th 2015
51
no, that's what the film is about.
Nov 24th 2015
52
Wild
Feb 08th 2016
55
My favorite movie of 2015
Jan 25th 2016
54
okay, on second viewing, Ba, Kayru, and Tek
Feb 14th 2016
56
"PTP hates black movies"
Feb 14th 2016
57

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1. "slated for june release "
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2. "Nope...close but too bizzare "
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I liked Malcom, the music & the main MESSAGE

Diggy was decent & Roger Guenveur Smith was awesome as usual but Lobby Boy & Hackerholic got on my nerves w/ the n word

Zoë looks more like Lisa than ever before & that's not a bad thing...would've been a good thing if she had more screen time & impact tho

Maybe I needed to be off that Molly/Lily (or whatever the kids are callin it these days) to enjoy this to the fullest. I dug the 90's stuff but there just wasn't enough.

  

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3. "i got ticks for tonight. should i skip it and watch finals instead"
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4. "I'm guessing I'll be one of the few who didn't dig it so give it a shot"
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Plus I think/hope the Cavs force a Game 7

  

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5. "I'm hoping that too. "
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10. "yeah RE: I'm guessing I'll be one of the few who didn't dig it so give i..."
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yeah, i really dug it. Liked it much more than i thought i would.
his 2 friends should have been better. but still very solid and very enjoyable.
even people who dont like hiphop should like it.
im trying to convince my niece to watch it, i think shell love it, but she hates hiphop

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6. "I lump this with Dear White People"
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And I like this more.
DWP was toothless and this had teeth...oddly played for humor, and the winning message (outside of being yourself, empowerment) is negative(?).
Music - dope.
Put it like this: if someone said you would be into watching the lead dance for an extended period of time by the end, I would say they were nuts, but damn if that didn't happen.
Overall, a good time.

I have a 400 year old chip on my shoulder.

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16. "How was Dear White People "toothless?""
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17. "It's called Dear White People "
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It meanders along, using the awesome hook of college blackface parties and ends with a shrug. It was the movie equivalent of Common's loving white people fixes racism comment.
Granted, my race movie era includes Higher Learning and Bamboozled where deaths occur, so if I sit down to a movie called Dear White People, I kind of want something uncomfortable shoved in their face.
With that strong of a title, it was a friendly wave. I prefer a fist.

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b.Touch
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19. "I think the movie should be judged for what it is,"
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not necessarily what the title makes it out to be.

In the case of Dear White People in particular, most of the marketing is purposefully misleading. It pulls a bait and switch one-third of the way through, which made me like it more yet others like it less.

  

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28. "^ 100% Correct."
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39. "RE: I think the movie should be judged for what it is,"
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>not necessarily what the title makes it out to be.
>
>In the case of Dear White People in particular, most of the
>marketing is purposefully misleading. It pulls a bait and
>switch one-third of the way through, which made me like it
>more yet others like it less.

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23. "It was the opposite for me, I enjoyed DWP more than this"
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The story really seemed lazy and things just happened too conveniently for Malcolm.

  

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7. "Am I the only one who assumed this was an early 90's period piece"
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the first time they saw an ad for it?

I was kinda mad when I realized it wasn't.

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8. "Nope again"
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>the first time they saw an ad for it?
>
>I was kinda mad when I realized it wasn't.

My buddy was too

  

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12. "I did too"
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>the first time they saw an ad for it?
>
>I was kinda mad when I realized it wasn't.

  

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9. "I really really enjoyed this flick"
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It's hard to believe that SOOO much happened in 2 hours, so the placing of the movie is very fast. The lead is great. Vince Staples is really funny in his 3 scenes. Aesop Rocky is fine and Zoe should've had a bigger role, imo.


Maybe the best teen flick I've seen since Superbad or Attack The Block.

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11. "how did you get 2 hours? but yeah it was crazy"
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reminded me of go in that manner.
but very enjoyable flick.
my crowd was kinda hype by the end. made it more enjoyable

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13. "1hr 43min runtime."
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nm

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14. "ah i thought you meant a specific 2 hours in their life"
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15. "Loved this, everything was great!"
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18. "Loved it son. Zoe is gettin' finer and finer by every passing minute b."
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25. "Zoe is overratted imo she's just light. The other two girls were cutier."
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Don't get me wrong she kinda cute and I wouldn't turn it down. Maybe it was just this movie, she looked better in Mad Max imo

  

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29. "She reminded me of her mom so much in this it was scary"
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It must have been the braids

  

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46. "I got Janet in Poetic Justice. But maybe it was just the braids. "
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20. "I liked it. I did shift in my seat a bit when, well,"
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"the plot" got started, but the film's tone took it in a far different direction than the average urban film (probably because this film is a comedy, and doesn't stray from that despite the heavy body count and violence level).

It reminds me less of "The Wood" (despite them apparently taking place in the same cinematic universe?) than it does "ATL", which sort of tries to tell the same basic one-sentence summarial plot with far less success.

  

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21. "Dope is really good. I enjoyed it, laughed, rapped along. "
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22. "more self-congratulatory "otherness" in black film"
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24. "Yeah, I mentioned that in the post in GD."
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In 2015, I think that angle is kind of tired, at least to me. I described it as a conceit, but self-congratulatory works too. It's basically a humble brag.

  

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36. "yeah, the whole "I'm not like those other niggas" thing got on my nerves"
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especially considering he was EXACTLY like at least one of those other niggas

Plus, this generation of kids is accepting as fuck. Hell *MY* generation of kids was accepting as fuck, lol

Otherwise, a good lil flick though

  

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42. "Doesn't the movie make this point explicitly?"
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>especially considering he was EXACTLY like at least one of
>those other niggas

I don't think the movie was oblivious to this at all. It seemed like a point being very clearly made. A character at one point toward the end literally says it aloud.

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47. "Amen. "
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26. "Really enjoyed it"
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caughy my head bobbing to the soundtrack to.

  

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27. "thumbs up"
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wasn't particularly in the mood for it at the time, but wanted to support on the opening weekend.

ended up really enjoying it; laughed out loud more than in any other movie in recent memory. was happy to see that the theater's seats were filled with various persuasions of folks too (the scene with *spoiler* Malcolm's shaky hand attempting to weigh the drugs got the biggest laugh of the whole showing, courtesy of the older white dude the next seat over).

two surprises: did NOT know beforehand that this movie *wasn't* set in the 90s OR that the lovely and lusciously lipped Zoe Kravitz would be appearing. <--bonus

in response to someone else's comment, I've not seen black "otherness" movies like this before, but I certainly appreciate the exposure of different kinds of black experiences to the masses.

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30. "Best movie of the year"
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Perfect tone, perfect cast, no pandering (name a movie that hasn't), perfectly executed, everyone enjoys it (rap fans and not), and gives you that great feeling you're supposed to leave a movie theatre with.


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31. "Story got weird but otherwise very good"
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Loved the young lead (Shameik Moore), loved Zoe Kravitz channeling her mama, loved the soundtrack, loved most of the story. I think A$AP Rocky has so much natural charisma that he could quit rapping today and be in movies.

I wish the other two kids had more to do than play in the band and stand around and add comments every now and then. And the story just got really weird near the end.

Still, this was very enjoyable.

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32. "Blatant colorism & Zib being unchecked on his nigga usage aside..."
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it was cute.

The protagonist, adorable as he was, either bored me to pieces or was completely overshadowed by other actors (i.e. Diggy, Asian dude in the garment shop, dude from The Wood that played the security guard, etc.) which is never a good look even when your lead is the dorky brainy Black kid.

*MILD SPOILER AHEAD*

The scene where he pulled the gun on the bully was the only time I felt like he owned the scene.

Kiersey Clemons is so damn fine & cute tho, I am so unable lol.

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33. "interesting note about the security guard..his name is Stacey..."
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as in...Stacey from the wood.

i wonder if the suggestion is that this is Stacey's fate post wood

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34. "Haha uhmmmm.."
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>as in...Stacey from the wood.

Yea I think we all caught that. Haha.


>i wonder if the suggestion is that this is Stacey's fate post
>wood

Fairly certain it was just paying homage to the movie. Not necessarily a continuation.

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45. "Nah. Gotta be continuation. Same actor, same character name "
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35. "Loved it"
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My girl who had no idea what the movie was about loved it too and she is a popcorn flick girl to the fullest.

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37. "I dug it. Not great like "The Wood"..."
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But a good flick overall.

The non-actors were pretty noticeable (ASAP, Chanel, Tyga), Roger Guenveur Smith was on his shit as always, Al B. Sure's son was surprisingly funny though.

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38. "i loved that"
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a lot

reading through this post
didn't know that was ASAP rocky
(not that i would have otherwise)
i agree he has screen presence

didn't know that was al b sure's son (puffy's adopted son)
but damn if those eyebrows weren't familiar

and gone head chanel iman
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40. "RE: Dope (Famuyiwa, 2015)"
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Saw it last night during the last run Dope will have in Austin.

It was self-aware and witty from the jump and it had a number of nice moments establishing the setting and the framework of the movie; the difference in being a 'geek' in a safer neighborhood and being a geek in the Bottoms.

A$AP was nice as well as the cameos from the musicians and the like.

SPOILER ALERT












As far as criticisms, I think the movie would have played well if the supporting cast was built up and the plot was simpler.

The movie never explained why the Blood in the red cap wanted the drugs or the reasons why AJ got into drug dealing in the first place or why that group of kids became friends.

'Zero' from The Grand Budapest Hotel didn't have his past explained like Diggy's was and it would have been nice for the three friends to have more juvenile saber-rattling that comes from not being paid attention to by the others.

END SPOILERS

But all in all, the movie was a nice summer comedy. Hopefully, the actors end up in more roles in the near future.

  

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41. "i really dug it...it's closer to "Fresh" as opposed to "The Wood""
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...really glad I caught it.... I liked that they were different, but NOT different from everyone else....

...I agree that honestly, most of the women in this film have NOTHING to do, especially Kim Elise, but each person made their screen time count which I appreciated....

great movie...

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43. "Risky Business for a new generation. Messy, but I dug overall."
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The plot and the pacing go every which way, but overall it's still refreshing.

Someone needs to get Rocky his own TV show/movie, stat. Dude is insanely charismatic.

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44. "This is finally on Netflix DVD. Enjoyed it a lot. "
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I wish we had some black kids in film like that in our days.

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48. "Sad thing is, movie didn't need the "black weird" angle"
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That was pretentious and stupid

Just make this same movie with the complexity built into
AVERAGE black kids

Not the super weirdo going to Harvard

Unnecessary gimmick

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49. "yeah i kinda hated the ending because of that..."
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i was cool with them setting it up as a way to get you to know the characters a bit more but beyond that it didn't need to dwell on it

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50. "Thing is, those kids arent' that 'weird' in 2015"
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I felt like it was the bias and age of the filmmaker who was probably that 'weird' kid back in the days when if you were skateboarder you stood out against the G-Unit crowd.

But like a quote I still laugh at in GD, "That no timbs, no white tees doesn't even work anymore in the club. Even thug niggas look like Kid Cudi now." They could have still been outsiders (since there will always be social levels in high school) but every other scene they didn't need the "HEY, WE ARE BLACK KIDS WHO SKATEBOARD AND DRESS LIKE THE 80'S, HOW EDGY. NO ONE ELSE IS DOING THIS" that they beat us over the head



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53. "I mean, black kids from the hood do go to Harvard. "
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I don't thin k it's a gimmick to have that as a story line.


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51. "LOL at the "this ain't MY Blackness" critics in here"
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pathetic

  

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52. "no, that's what the film is about. "
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55. "Wild"
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I really don't trust this crowd w black movies
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54. "My favorite movie of 2015"
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A bit messy and the story could have been a bit leaner, but I can enjoy the all over the place of brilliant storytellers who stray from the formula.


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56. "okay, on second viewing, Ba, Kayru, and Tek"
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are kinda right about the "i'm not like these other enwurds" dynamics in the movie...

i think is more a problem of having the characters explain it to the viewer than the actual reality or experience of it. Also the ending monologue was completely unnecessary.

i still think the movie was funny, well acted, and unique in its own right

where i thought it was a solid B+ before, i think it's more of a C+ now

  

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57. ""PTP hates black movies""
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