Pierre Delacroix is an African American television series writer that feels underappreciated and that he hasn't been given his "big chance." He writes a satire of African Americans that depicts them like they were on television in the 20-30s. The idea initially seems horrible but takes off in popularity. It begins making the African American's in the show feel uncomfortable and awkward.
"The Bomb makes me want to get my freak on."
Spike Lee, director of Do the Right Thing, X, School Daze, Inside Man, 25th Hour, She Hate Me, Summer of Sam, He Got Game, Clockers, and She Gotta Gave It, delivers Bamboozled. The storyline for this picture is weird and socially awkward (which is what Lee was going for). The acting is actually pretty good and they deliver believable performances. The cast includes Damon Wayans, Jada Pinkett Smith, Mos Def, Paul Mooney, Michael Rapaport, Savion Glover, Tommy Davidson, and Gillian White.
"There's a black sheep in everyone's family."
This was recommended to me by Fios so I DVR'd it off Showtime. This was just okay and a bit cliché in a lot of ways. The concept was clever and there are some good lessons in here, but the film goes back and forth from serious to satire and I didn't feel it really worked. Overall, I'd probably skip this.
"We have deodorant...might be able to use some more though..."