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Malibu's Most Wanted (2003)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Crime | 18 April 2003 (USA)
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A senator arranges for his son, a rich white kid who fancies himself black, to be kidnapped by a couple of black actors pretending to be murderers to try and shock him out of his plans to become a rapper.

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Brad Gluckman (Kennedy) is a wannabe rap star from Malibu who acts and talks like he's from the "'hood." Concerned that his son is going to embarrass him during his campaign to become the governor of California, Brad's wealthy father and his campaign manager (Underwood), hire two trained actors (Diggs and Anderson) to disguise themselves as "real life gangstaz", and kidnap his son, dropping him off in the "real hood" in Compton, in an effort to scare the ghettofied attitude and behavior out of him. Written by Anonymous

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Rated PG-13 for sexual humor, language and violence | See all certifications »

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$16,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$12,618,159, 20 April 2003, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$34,308,901, 6 July 2003
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Both Jamie Kennedy and Anthony Anderson appeared in Scream Films. Jamie appeared in Scream and Scream 2. And Anthony appeared in Scream 4. But Jamie's character in the Scream franchise has a much larger role than Anthony's character in the Scream franchise. Regina Hall also appeared in Scary Movie 1-4. See more »

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When Sean comes back to the house with the gangsta gear, PJ says, "Aight coo", when they're still supposed to be proper speakers. See more »

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Bill Gluckman: Are you trying to get votes out of this?
Tom Gibbsons: I'm trying to win and you don't seem to care!
Bill Gluckman: I'm his father!
Tom Gibbsons: Since when?
Bill Gluckman: ...Since right now. And you're fired.
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References Oz (1997) See more »

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In Here Ta Nite
Written by Rodney Johnson and Donn Juan
Performed by The Rated R (as Rated R)
Courtesy of Universal Records
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Silly but Funny
14 April 2003 | by See all my reviews

MBW is one of those movies that is humorous because the characters are kinda stupid but funny. Kennedy plays the seemingly stereotypical role of "black-wannabe-gangsta-trapped-in-white-boy's-body", but i think we've seen this role in movies quite too often (actually Mitch Mullany did a better job in The Breaks). The definitely could've done a better job w/ the plot line, but I suppose they did a good job by using the equation character stupidity = loads of laughs. I think they made Kennedy's character more stupid than he deserved to be. Then again, the whole movie I think was just a big tease about how a lot of kids nowadays (whether from the 'hoods of Compton or Malibu) are trying to emulate the lifestyles/persona of real hip-hop stars. It was a silly yet funny movie, I think more of the "crack-up-laughing" kind of movie vs. lighthearted humor (like Sandler's Anger Management). So yes, don't expect a strong story but go there for the laughs. One note though, they should've made Snoop Dogg's dialogue more like the way he really talks/raps...it seemed a bit "censored" to me...perhaps they did it to make the PG-13 cut. For shizzos, my nizzos. Don't be hatin'! :)

** out of 5 for storyline ***** out of 5 for laugh factor


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