Sgt. Bilko is in charge of the Motor Pool at an Army base. He's also a good-natured con man, providing gambling facilities for the soldiers on base. When an old enemy from his past shows up... See full summary »
Peter Sanderson is a divorced, straight-laced, uptight attorney who still loves his ex-wife and can't figure out what he did wrong to make her leave him. However, Peter's trying to move on, and he's smitten with a brainy, bombshell barrister he's been chatting with online. However, when she comes to his house for their first face-to-face, she isn't refined, isn't Ivy League, and isn't even a lawyer. Instead, it's Charlene, a prison escapee who's proclaiming her innocence and wants Peter to help her clear her name. But Peter wants nothing to do with her, prompting the loud and shocking Charlene to turn Peter's perfectly ordered life upside down, jeopardizing his effort to get back with his wife and woo a billion dollar client. Written by
Sujit R. Varma
Producers wanted the slang that was spoken in the movie to be current and relevant to the time period in which the movie was released. This proved to be difficult as words take on different meaning to become Ebonics almost everyday. (Whatever words they used during filming might not have been in circulation by the time the film was released.) In order to play it safe, some of the Ebonics spoken in the movie was made up by the actors on the spot. See more »
The shoulder space between Peter and Howie when Peter introduces Howie to Mrs. Arness at the country club. See more »
Sorry that I'm even commenting. Plunked down the money to see this film with my fiancee, and we both walked out of the movie about 45 minutes into it. The premise was highly suspect, but we were willing to suspend our disbelief long enough to let it work. Unfortunately, it didn't, and it didn't even come close.
Queen Latifah's character was simply obnoxious, and the situations that the writer put forth just were too unbelievable to work as a story. To make matters worse, in 45 minutes of story, there were no redeeming qualities to either of the main characters, save for Steve Martin's funny trick to win over a client by bribing a waiter. The few enjoyable moments in the film were Eugene Levy's, and those were too rehashed and too inconsequential to be worth sticking around for.
Voted 1 out of 10, and hope not to see anything this bad again.
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