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Made in America (1993)

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Richard Benjamin directed this farce that plays like "Guess Who's Coming for Insemination?" Whoopi Goldberg stars as Sarah Matthews, who runs an African-American oriented bookstore in Oakland. She is raising her daughter, a beautiful high school student named Zora (Nia Long), on her own after her husband's death many years earlier. As a result of a science class blood test, Zora discovers that the man she thought was her father actually wasn't. Instead Zora finds she was the result of artificial

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Comedy

Holly Goldberg Sloan

Oct 6, 1998

Phase 4 Films

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This first-time screenplay by Holly Goldberg Sloan feels more like an outline, and director Richard Benjamin doesn't seem to know quite what to do with it.

October 18, 2008 Full Review Source: Deseret News, Salt Lake City
Deseret News, Salt Lake City

A fun time capsule with a very likable cast.

July 29, 2007
Echo Magazine

Has anyone else noticed the apparent subtext that black men are unstable and unreliable, and only a white man can be sensitive to a black woman's needs?

April 9, 2007 Full Review Source: eFilmCritic.com
eFilmCritic.com

About the least funny comedy ever created.

November 4, 2003
Juicy Cerebellum

Okay star comedy time-killer,

April 24, 2003
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

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Made in America (1993)

Very dated and awkward comedy with the kinda unfunny Ted Danson and annoying Whoopi Goldberg. The whole plot is pretty dumb really as Danson's character is made out to be the father of Nia Long's character after giving a sperm sample many years before, but he is white and Goldberg is black as is Long.

Its a nice comedy, very gentle and very heart warming but I don't think its too good really, at no point do you ever go with the premise that Danson could be Long's father, it just doesn't work. The mixing of a typical cliched white hick cowboy type who is a slimy car salesman with an African American woman who has a strong African background and her own African trinket store is an intriguing recipe for laughs but it doesn't really materialise.

Its all very cute and cuddly and harks back to the days of cinema when Goldberg and Danson were actually big name draws at the cinema haha remember that!? Throwaway comedy which is known for introducing a young Will Smith and Nia Long into the movies.
March 27, 2012
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Whoopi Gooldberg is truly a Comedian with her own skills in the Movie, she totally steals my attention in every of her Movies. Too Sad a very tiny bit part of Will Smith.
December 2, 2009
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Wahida K

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Painful and insulting to anyone with half a brain.
September 28, 2009
SirPant

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Interesting story about Ted being the sperm donor of Whoopi's child. Will's character is funny.
July 14, 2007
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