B.A.P.S. (1997)




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Movie Info

Nisi (Halle Berry) and Mickey (Natalie Desselle) are two big-haired truck-stop waitresses who dream of having a combination soul-food restaurant and hairdressing salon. Too bad they don't have much money. One day Nisi reads about a casting contest in L.A. for rapper Heavy D's latest video. The winner will get to appear in the video and receive $10,000. The girls pool their resources and leave Decatur. Unfortunately, the audition is a bust and they are tossed out. They try to figure out what to … More

Rating: PG-13
Genre: Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Troy Beyer
In Theaters:
On DVD: Jan 13, 2004


as Mr. Blakemore

as Tracy

as Antonio

as Ali

as Mr. Johnson

as Herself

as Tiger J

as Bartender

as Flight Attendant

as Airline Passenger

as Audition Dancer

as Music Store Salesman

as Vincent

as Herself

as Himself

as Himself

as Himself

as Airline Passenger

as Himself
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Critic Reviews for B.A.P.S.

All Critics (31) | Top Critics (11)

t's a celebration of bonds that are thicker than blood and demonstrates above all that fame-and-fortune fantasies can blur divisions of race and class as persuasively as they can exaggerate them.

Full Review… | July 21, 2009
Chicago Reader
Top Critic

Formulaic and distastefully fake, Townsend's modern fairy tale unsuccessfuly tries to combine the premise of Pretty Woman with the formats of the fish-out-of-water and culture-collision.

Full Review… | April 26, 2006
Top Critic

You can see how the black, modern-day Pygmalion-type story could work, just, but not with this heap of cabbage leaves for a script, and not with such desperately goofy acting from Berry and Desselle.

Full Review… | January 26, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

It's the kind of movie they don't make anymore -- and when they did, it was at the bottom of the bill after onscreen ads for local merchants.

January 1, 2000
USA Today
Top Critic

They both do good work, but it's Desselle who steals the film and grabs the major laughs.

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
San Francisco Chronicle
Top Critic

It's good for a half-hour of humor before the fun starts to dissolve.

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
New York Times
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for B.A.P.S.

Worst picture I have ever seen in my life. These aren't ladies these are embarressing caracitures. Anyone who enjoyed this heep DO NOT be my friend.

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Brian R

Super Reviewer

Not one of Halle's best, but the comedy was cute and enjoyable. :)

Donna Dawson

Super Reviewer

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