Hangin' with the Homeboys Reviews
‚??Hangin‚?? with the Homeboys‚?? was made in 1991 and it captures a crazy day and night in NYC within that time. Four different characters are brought together to have a boys night out and what ensues is the type of comedy you only wish you could remember half the time when you really do go out with your boys. There is Tom who is an inspiring black actor that has the never quit attitude, and Willy a welfare case always insisting the white man is keeping him down & Fernando who is a Puerto Rican womanizer who passes himself as Italian & lastly main character Johnny played by John Leguizmo who is a neighborhood supermarket employee who knows there is something better to be had in life. They fight; they laugh, get kicked out of parties, clubs, get apprehended by Italian cops, & get in car accidents all in one day & night. The drama is overshadowed by the comedy, but the heart of the film is conquered by themes of friendship, attitude, & morals.
This is a great low budget indie comedy that many haven‚??t seen and that‚??s why I consider it to be a hidden gem within the world of film. It‚??s funny and the viewer may pass it off as pure comedy, but if you watch closely you‚??ll see a very fine film with characters as real as you and me.
9/10 from me.