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What's the Worst That Could Happen?
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Starring: Martin Lawrence, Danny DeVito, John Leguizamo
MPAA Rated: PG-13
Released By: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Kiddie Movie: Teens - okay, but there's a lot of swearing.
Date Movie: She might laugh a little.
Gratuitous Sex: Hinted at but it's PG-13 for a reason.
Gratuitous Violence: Nah.
Action: Nah.
Laughs: A couple of quality scenes.
Memorable Scene: Max at the senate hearing yelling at Kevin on his cell phone.
Memorable Quote: Max's security dude to Max: "There's 11 more months where that one came from."
The firm of "Whitemen, Small, Johnson."
Directed By: Sam Weisman
Produced By: Lawrence Turman, David Hoberman, Ashok Amritraj, Wendy Sytman

What's the Worst That Could Happen?
A Movie Review

MPAA Rated - PG-13

It's 1:37 Long

A Review by
The Dude on the Right
I think the problem I have with Martin Lawrence is that he just seems to try too hard and that didnít help things much in "Whatís the Worst That Could Happen?", which, because Iím a lazy typist, Iíll just call "WhatísÖ?"

In "WhatísÖ?" we get Lawrence playing Kevin Caffery. Kevin is a thief who finds himself in love with Amber (Carmen Ejogo). Amber, in exchange for Kevin promising never to lie to her, gives Kevin her fatherís lucky ring. Wouldnít you know it, while robbing millionaire Max Fairbanksí (Danny DeVito) mansion, Max catches Kevin, calls the cops, and just before the cops drag Kevin away, well, Max steals Kevinís ring by claiming it as his own. And then the war begins Ė Kevin wants the ring back, Max wants to keep it at all costs, and in the meantime Kevin is pretty much robbing as much of Maxís stuff as he can get his hands on.

And quite honestly, thatís most of the story.

"WhatísÖ?" does have some great moments but oddly enough most of them donít spotlight Lawrence while DeVito and John Leguizamo get most of the laughs, and I think it comes from, like I said earlier, Martin Lawrence just trying too hard. DeVito and Leguizamo just play their characters whereas Lawrence seems to think he needs to push things up a level, do a goofy voice, when in fact it is when he is just himself that he seems the funniest.

So, Iím gonna wrap up this review quickly and just give "WhatísÖ?" 2 stars out of 5. Lawrence needs to quit trying so hard and just let the laughs happen. We just donít need a giant afro to make us laugh anymore. Itís been done.

Thatís it for this one! Iím The Dude on the Right!! L8R!!!

 

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