Movie Stats & Links
||Eddie Griffin, Dave Chappelle,
Neil Patrick Harris, Denise Richards, James Brown, Chris
||Leave them at
||If she has a sense
||There's a great
shower scene with Sistah Girl and White She Devil.
||People get beat up
and eaten by a shark.
||Lots of people get
chased, even with golf carts.
||Plenty if you
aren't too uptight.
"It's a great day for black people of all races!"
Michael Jenkinson, Damon Lee
Sometimes I wonder if the world is a little too
politically correct because how can a movie like "Blazing Saddles"
ever get made again? Then comes something like "Iím Gonna Get You
Sucka" and my hopes that people donít take things too seriously is
reborn. But then time passes, you see "Blazing Saddles" on TV and
still laugh at the "Is it true what they say about black men? Oh, itís
twue, itís twue!", or something like that, and you wonder again if
itís alright to laugh. Thankfully "Undercover Brother" comes on the
scene and it seems okay to poke fun at racial stereotypes again.
A Movie Review
"Undercover Brother" opens showing how black people started to find
their place in society in the 70ís. There was the music, there were
icons like Richard Roundtree and Pam Grier, and there was clothing and
hairstyles for only the African-American culture. But then came the
eighties and nineties, and just as blacks were being accepted into the
society, all of a sudden comes Urkel as a nerd and Dennis Rodman in a
wedding dress. So much for black society being accepted.
So who is to blame? Itís "The Man," and "The Man" is getting pissed
because the worst of all worst is starting to happen: a black man,
General Boutwell (Billy Dee Williams), kinda similar to Colin Powell,
might be running for President. "The Man" wants to keep The White
House, well, white, and he enlists henchman, Mr. Feather (Chris Kattan),
to save the day. Mr. Featherís plan Ė give the black people a
mind-controlling drug, starting with Boutwell. Low and behold, at the
press conference where everyone thinks he is going to announce his
running for President, well, the good General announces that he is
going to open up a string of chicken restaurants, complete with a
Enter Undercover Brother (Eddie Griffin) and the
B.R.O.T.H.E.R.H.O.O.D. Enlisting the help of Undercover Brother, the
B.-H.O.O.D. goes on an undercover mission to seek out "The Man" and
foil his plan. So Undercover Brother pretends he is a suburbanite,
yuppy, black person, infiltrates "The Manís" company, and ends up
falling for White She Devil (Denise Richards). Itís up to Sistah Girl
(Aunjanue Ellis) to bring Undercover back into the fold, bring out his
afro, and save the African-American society.
This movie has a bunch of everything poking fun at everyone. White
people are portrayed as people who love mayonnaise, Eddie Griffin
pokes fun at the 70ís style black person with the afro and the
clothes, Dave Chappelle as Conspiracy Brother pokes fun at anti-black
conspiracies, proclaiming how George Washington Carver invented the
computer, and thereís even a jab at affirmative action by having Lance
(Neil Patrick Harris) hired by the B.-H.O.O.D. to fulfill the white
Personally itís good too see people not taking things so seriously,
and that turns into laughter a lot of the time. Eddie Griffin is great
as Undercover Brother, as are the rest of the people in their roles.
If you can drop the hard-line edge, youíll probably like "Undercover
Brother." If you canít stand society making fun of society, please
stay home. Itís 4 stars out of 5 for "Undercover Brother."
Thatís it for this one! Iím The Dude on the Right!! L8R!!!