Don't Be a Menace to South Central While Drinking Your Juice in The Hood (1996)
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Average Rating: 5.6/10
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Much as Keenen Ivory Wayans' I'm Gonna Git You Sucka parodied the basic elements of 70's blaxploitation pictures, this film written by and starring his younger brothers Marlon Wayans and Shawn Wayans pokes fun at the gritty "reality check" films of the 1990's, such as Boyz N The Hood, Menace II Society and New Jack City. When Ashtray (Shawn Wayans) moves to South Central L.A. to live with his father (who appears to be the same age he is) and grandmother (who likes to talk tough and smoke
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Full of very obvious spoofery, and funnier in concept than in execution.
A free-for-all comic spoof that brings the 'hood' genre of Hollywood films full circle.
Rude, crude and outrageous.
Outrageous is the key word here. In many successful scenes, the Wayans deftly play on our assumptions and cliches.
Things might be bad, the movie suggests, but they're not so bad you can't laugh.
If you really want to appreciate this film, go see all the hood movies from the 90s - good and bad.
The thin plot is merely the frame for gags, and there are more a few good ones here.
Laugh yourself stupid....Wayans classic!
The gags -- like most of the Wayanses' humor -- range from astute satire to lowest-common-denominator yucks.
Too many gags fall flat, or are cheap and sleazy instead of clever and witty.
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- Crazy Legs: Nice execution! I'm gonna give that an 8!
- Grandma: Ashtray! You little bitch ass mother fucker! Come here and give your Grandma a hug!
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