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The Players Club (1998)

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67

Average Rating: 6.6/10
Critic Reviews: 6
Fresh: 4 | Rotten: 2

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Rapper/ actor Ice Cube directed this urban comedy-drama about African-American single mother Diana (Lisa Raye), who aims for a career as a broadcast journalist. To finance her education, she works as a stripper at the raucous Players Club, run by hustler Dollar Bill (Bernie Mac). When naive Ebony (Monica Calhoun), Diana's young cousin, also signs on at the club, Ronnie (Chrystale Wilson) attempts to lead Ebony into prostitution, creating conflicts, while club deejay Blue (Jamie Foxx) begins

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Drama, Comedy

Ice Cube

Sep 14, 1999

New Line Home Entertainment

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All Critics (28) | Top Critics (8) | Fresh (5) | Rotten (11)

... better than Showgirls * *But mister, please * *I'm afraid it falls a little bit short of Striptease.

January 29, 2005 Full Review Source: Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

Showgirlz 'n the Hood.

October 10, 2001 Full Review Source: eFilmCritic.com
eFilmCritic.com

Feisty, funky, sympathetic without being condescending to the bad hand dealt many single mothers, and rudely funny to boot.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: Film Journal International
Film Journal International

A bit uneven but works a lot better as a serious drama than its individual ingredients would make it appear to be.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: TheMovieReport.com
TheMovieReport.com

Audience Reviews for The Players Club

had some funny moments, but bot great by any means
November 23, 2007
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Definitely a must have classic for your collection...A woman must come to terms against all odds in making a living. the jokes and the cast are real.
March 24, 2007
Fascade518

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Movies Like The Players Club

    1. Blue: We got a two drink minimum, and water don't count.
    – Submitted by Nunn B (2 years ago)
    1. Blue: Now if you lookin for some fine asses... you need to keep on lookin. But if you lookin for the hoes wit bullet holes, cigarette burns and stab wounds, you in the right damn spot, and it all goes down here at: The Player's Club.
    – Submitted by Nunn B (2 years ago)
    1. Diana Armstrong/Diamond: Make the money, don't let the money make you.
    2. St. Louis: Do something to make me feel better.
    – Submitted by Byron M (3 years ago)
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