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The Cookout (2004)

 -  Comedy  -  3 September 2004 (USA)
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When Todd Anderson signs a $30 million deal with his hometown team, the New Jersey Nets, he knows that his life is set for a big change. To keep things real, he decides to throw a barbeque ... See full summary »

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When Todd Anderson signs a $30 million deal with his hometown team, the New Jersey Nets, he knows that his life is set for a big change. To keep things real, he decides to throw a barbeque at his place -- just like the ones his family used to have. But when you have new and old friends, family, agents, and product reps in the same house, things are bound to get crazy. Written by Anonymous

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This summer, get your grill on!

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Rated PG-13 for drug content, sexual references and language | See all certifications »

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$59,413 (South Africa) (15 July 2005)

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$59,413 (South Africa) (15 July 2005)
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Last cinema film of Farrah Fawcett. See more »

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Security Guard: Do you know Marquis Fontaineau?
Little Dee: Light skin with good hair, yeah I know thim.
Little Dee's Baby: You know my daddy!
Security Guard: Aw hell no!
Little Dee: Let's roll.
[drives off]
Security Guard: [calls Marquis Fontaineau on her cell phone] Marquis, I thought you said you didn't know Little Dee. I met her. I seen her. I seen your damm baby.
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The Cookout
Performed by Nazz, Anthony 'Treach' Criss (as Treach) and DuGanz
Written by DJ Kay Gee (as Keir Gist) / Terence Abney / Nastacia Kendall / Anthony 'Treach' Criss (as Anthony Criss)
Published by Divine Mill Music (ASCAP) / Babytalk (ASCAP) / Mytrell Publishing (BMI) / Ogology Music (ASCAP)
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There Are A Few High Points
30 August 2006 | by (The Shadows) – See all my reviews

I have to agree with most of the previous comments, here, that this movie will most likely be pretty offensive to most black viewers. It's loaded with stereotypes and predictable humor.

That aside, I did get a chuckle out of a few of the characters. Tim Meadows' conspiracy whacko character was twisted and amusing. Meadows has a talent for subtle humor with over-the-top characters. This sounds like a contradiction, but it isn't. Danny Glover gets a few laughs in as the heavily "ball & chained" neighbor. It helps that his ball in chain happens to be Farrah Fawcett, I suppose. Both Mr. Meadows and Mr. Glover's characters were somewhat stereotypical and unoriginal, but both actors made them work, because they're pros.

I found Jennifer Lewis' character to be intensely annoying. She was supposed to come off as "strong" and as the pillar of the family, but if I had a parent like her, I'd go to huge lengths to avoid her. Just watching her in a movie made me uncomfortable. I'm surprised that Todd's prospective client didn't head for the hills, immediately.

This movie has more flaws then virtues, and it will certainly offend anybody concerned with improving the image of African Americans, but it does have it's brief moments. Wait for it on cable and watch it for free, when there's nothing else on.


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