Two girls, Carla and Lou meet on the street outside a loft waiting for their boyfriends. In a short time, they find out that they're waiting for the same guy - young actor Blake, who said ... See full summary »
Robert Downey Jr.,
Natasha Gregson Wagner
Friends for ten years, a group of twenty-somethings head for the ski slopes as guests of Ian's father. (Ian and dad are estranged because dad worked too many hours when Ian was a lad.) Dad ... See full summary »
The housewife Claire Cooper is married with the pilot Paul Cooper and their little daughter Rebecca is their pride and joy. When a stranger kidnaps a girl, Claire dreams about the man but ... See full summary »
Robert Downey Jr.,
Set in New York City, Black and White features several losely related stories centering on a pair of documentary filmmakers, Sam and her husband Terry, in following a group of caucasian teens, Raven, Charlie, Will, Marty, Wren and others who try to fit in with Harlem's black hip-hop crowd who include gangster rapper Rich Bower and his music partner Cigar in landing a recording gig, as well as college basketball player Dean who is conflicted on taking a fall on a game for shady gambler Mark Clear who has hidden agenda for Dean and Rich. Written by
The topic of spoiled white kids crossing over into gangsta-rap culture -- to the point of hanging out with gangstas and participating in their crimes -- is an intriguing one that deserves much better treatment than this limp, directionless, thrown-together sequence of cliches. The photography was beautiful, the acting was competent, and it was great to see Staten Island treated as some kind of glamorous mecca (presumably because that's where Wu Tang Clan comes from), but otherwise this movie reminded me of Larry Clark's "Kids" -- just a bunch of reprehensible hoods and wannabes talking trash and acting out.
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