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Malibu's Most Wanted (2003)

 -  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)

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$116,358 (Australia) (25 July 2003)

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$116,358 (Australia) (25 July 2003)
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Sean James and PJ seem to have no problem acting like "gangstas" during the anti-crime PSA, which Gluckman's manager said was shot a month ago, yet somehow neither one of them remembers these mannerisms or characteristics one month later when asked to do basically the same thing. See more »

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Rap-Battle host: It's Black History Month. You out your rabbit-ass mind?
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That's Dirty
Written by Bryan Thomas, Daniel Thomas, Tarvares Webster, Timothy Harris and Juante Howard
Performed by Dirty featuring Mannie Fresh, Lil Burn One and Adam Moreno (as Mr. Blue)
Courtesy of Universal Records
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Not quite Kung Fu Hustle, but pretty hilarious
16 March 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Trying to sell my friends on this film, which I love, I tell them to think of it as 'The Jerk' for the new millennium. You know the bit: An innocent goof lives his life seemingly oblivious to the fact that he is, eh.... um... Well, oblivious to who he is -- his talents (or lack), and most importantly, to the way every other living being perceives him.

Hijinx ensues. --Very, very world-class embarrassing hi jinx.

The idea of the world's lamest rapper may be barely weighty enough for a solid 4 minute sketch on SNL or in Living Color. But the makers, with the amazing Jamie Kennedy in the center of the thing, have gone for the burn, taking an hour and a half to shake out every possibility of the concept. Surprisingly, it's time well spent. More happens plot wise here than in the Steve Martin vehicle. The situations are multiplied, and with them the opportunities for some pretty incredible shtick.

Malibu's Most Wanted is the cult film of tomorrow. The humor may not be close to the same league as Airplane or Kung Fu Hustle, and in fact seems to issue from the pits of over-commercialized multiplex teen formula comedy that I and a lot of other people groan at with regularity. But it brushes lightly with inspired comic genius. That's pretty vague. But I don't know how else to characterize a film -- even a dumb, almost insulting one -- that renders me helpless with laughter a couple of times, and manages a carload of solid giggles and grins. It may be a special taste film. But if you are open to it, it's worth your while.

9 of 10 stars


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