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Racism is a serious issue in the world: it was in 1981 and it still is today. That this movie makes it its central issue isn't the bad thing. What's bad is that no one cared to think about what was being said.
"Carbon Copy" is aptly named; it's the same story that was used in a million other movies about fathers finding out they had sons that were a different race/impoverished/radicals/whatever was the hot topic issue of the day. What is different this time around is that things are supposed to funny.
Funny. Yes, you read that right.
I guess that any subject can be made funny, in theory, but RACISM? The Hollywood suits must have felt they had to take yet another serious issue and sugar-coat it with slapstick, one-liners and stereotypes (white ones, for a change).
Segal, Warden, Washington and Winfield should have known this was a doomed project from the start. Nothing works, even the "humor" is blunted since it grates so against the real subject matter. But since it was directed by Schultz (not known for his subtlety) I guess no one should really be surprised.
No great strides in the bridging of the races were made with "Carbon Copy", I'd guess since no one took it seriously.
No stars. Fortunately, the actors recovered and went on. After seeing this mess, I wish I could.
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