White Chicks (2004)
When brothers and fellow FBI agents Marcus (Marlon Wayans) and Kevin Copeland (Shawn Wayans) accidentally ruin an otherwise painstakingly executed drug bust, getting back into the good graces of their boss becomes a high-priority assignment in itself. With this in mind, Marcus and Kevin take on a case far beneath their usual standards when they agree to escort socialite sisters Brittany (Maitland Ward) and Tiffany Wilton (Anne Dudek) from a private terminal at JFK Airport to their hotel room in the Hamptons. Once there, two considerably higher-ranking agents will take over the girls' protection. The extra security is no mere perk of wealth, however, as it appears that Brittany and Tiffany have been targeted by a serial kidnapper. The FBI hopes to apprehend the perpetrator by using the girls as bait, unbeknownst to them. The plan may have worked if it weren't for Kevin and Marcus, who manage to let the sisters in on the secret. Understandably, neither of them want any part in the process, so they force the brothers to come up with a radical solution: With the help of an FBI lab scientist, the very much African-American Kevin and Marcus will be transformed into two white women who could pass for Brittany and Tiffany. The agents must keep the charade up long enough to lure the kidnapper, but fooling everyone involved will be the job of their lives. Directed by Keenen Ivory Wayans, White Chicks also features James King and Lochlyn Munro. ~ Tracie Cooper, Rovi … More
- PG-13 (for crude and sexual humor, language and some drug content)
- Directed By:
- Keenen Ivory Wayans
- Written By:
- Andy McElfresh , Michael Anthony Snowden , Xavier Cook , Keenen Ivory Wayans , Shawn Wayans
- In Theaters:
- Jun 23, 2004 Wide
- On DVD:
- Oct 26, 2004
- Box Office:
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Critic Reviews for White Chicks
Most gags are as weak as they are derivative, offering little incentive to suspend one's disbelief, and as for the gender politics, well... you can only imagine.
A plotless romp of Manolo wobbling, 'Omigod!' yipping, and broadly comic attempts to conceal that unsquashable manly lust and slangin' machismo.
A tawdry excuse for a movie, but it has a handful of shameless giggles.
The film feels long when it should be brisk, and it's bloated with stretches of hot, dead air.
It's bad enough watching a dreadfully unfunny really awful comedy, but watching a very racist comedy makes it all the worse...
Complements the awfulness of its protagonists' Caucasian camouflage with putrid bathroom humor, pitiable romance and brainless racial/social commentary.
Odds on you know what you're in for, so if you're prepared to shell out your reddies for it, you'll find it amicable enough.
Let's forget about the clunky plot and shallow characters. Let's forget about the racist undertones of the film. Bottom line, the white chicks scare me. Seriously. They're freaky looking. They are the stuff of nightmares.
Amid an overbearing story that suffocates its humor, Chicks' increasingly repetitive and tired jokes reek of a comedy on autopilot.
From frame one, the screen is populated with broad, unfunny caricatures and no one resembling an actual person.
... a bottom-of-the-page, jump-it-deep-inside meaningless movie review written by a dog
Quem disse aos irmãos Wayans que eles são engraçados? Provavelmente a mesma pessoa que os convenceu de que a maquiagem utilizada no filme era boa...
White Girls is something of a guilty pleasure -- it's undeniably crass and stupid but it's also frequently hilarious.
Wayans takes one (unfunny) joke and runs with it far beyond the realms of plausibility to a point where even Michael Jackson would draw the line.
The Wayans brothers are gifted actors-filmmakers, so why is it that they continually make lazy, unchallenging movies?
The problem with spoofing two chicks whose 15 minutes are almost up is that no mater how funny it is, once their time is over, so is the movie’s.
Filmgoers will enjoy their own insiders' look at the excess and at a fraction of the price.
It's the Wayans' reluctance to upset anyone that misses colliding class and value differences into real hilarity.
Audience Reviews for White Chicks
This awful comedy is not only derivative and obvious (more than half of it is just a rehash of Some Like It Hot) but seems made to the same sort of retards who can't see through a ridiculous disguise that only makes the Wayans brothers look like hideous caricatures.More
Funny. Offensive, but funny. Better than I'd have expected from the Wayans. Terry Crews is a comedic wunderkind. Props to Crews.More
You know what you're letting yourself in for, when you pick up the film and read its title. But the responsibility for creating such a terribly poor film lies solely with the makers.
'White Chicks' stars comedian brothers Marlon and Shawn Wayans, as two FBI agents, who in order to save their jobs dress up as women on a kidnapper's list. Somehow casting a spell over everyone they meet, who all seem to suspend all of their disbelief, they fool their bosses and real life friends of the women they are impersonating and try and solve the case.
At least, that's what happens occasionally. The story jolts from one random gag to another, with no real connecting threads to actually keep the film together. This isn't helped by the gags themselves, in total one, that two black men are dressed as two white women.
Once the initial titters of the stunt have worn off, you're left with a ninety minute wander through no man's land, along with two very alarmingly scary 'white chick' costumes. The only thing the film does succeed at is pushing racist undertones to the very surface, managing to insult many, many people.
There are the odd laughable moment, although most of that is in pity for the cast and crew. However, watching such a shockingly terrible film does make you appreciate good pieces of cinema so much more. Worst film of 2004, almost definitely. Where would it sit in the worst films of all time? Very near the top. Or at least it most certainly should. A despicable piece of film-making.
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