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B*A*P*S (1997)

 -  Comedy  -  28 March 1997 (USA)
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Two tacky homegirls move to L.A. to become dancers; instead they scam a dying millionaire but eventually become B*A*P*S (Black American Princesses).

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Nisi and Mickey are girlfriends who work as waitresses. To get the necessary money for opening their dream restaurant they fly to California to audition for a music video. There Nisi is asked by the nephew of Mr.Blakemore's (who is video director) to act for a week as granddaughter of Lily, Mr.Blakemores one true love, whom he lost long ago and couldn't pursue because she was his family's housekeeper. They revive Blakemore's interest for life, and he teaches them to be "Black American Princesses" in return. Written by Anonymous

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These Pretty Women... Are Clueless!

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28 March 1997 (USA)  »

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$2,742,679 (USA) (28 March 1997)

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$7,240,837 (USA) (30 May 1997)
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Nisi: I've been thinking, okay? About how we're gonna get up out of here.
Mickey: What?
Nisi: Don't act like you don't know, Mickey! The guilt! The guilt of what we're doing! Now, that man down there? He's a nice man. And he ain't got nothing around him but people trying to use him like you and me!
Mickey: I know. Why do you think I got up and left?
Nisi: [Fiercely] We should have been done got up and left!
[Pushes Mickey aside and sits on the bed]
Mickey: [Sits next to Nisi] D, dont you think we should at least say goodbye?
Nisi: [Quietly] We ...
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25 August 2014 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

B*A*P*S

The reason there are no black monarchs in America is colonists hated British rule as much as black emancipation.

However, the Black American Princesses in this comedy come close.

Nisi (Halle Berry) and Mickey (Natalie Desselle-Reid) head to LA to raise capital for a soul-food hair salon in Atlanta.

While unsuccessful at sudden stardom, Nisi lands a gig as the lost love of an ailing millionaire (Martin Landau).

Eventually the ostentation twosome rub elbows with the elite and introduce them to their brash urban branding.

All the while becoming the unknowing accomplishes to a plan to extort their sugar-granddaddy of his millions.

A cultural misstep, this lowbrow lampoon of black/white relations may feature some first-rate funnymen (Bernie Mac, Rudy Ray Moore, Faizon Love) but its depiction of both races is offensively unfunny.

Besides, neighbours would be calling the cops every time they saw B*A*P*s entering the old man's mansion.

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