Though it's been about twenty years since they have spoken with one another, two estranged soul-singing legends agree to participate in a reunion performance at the Apollo Theater to honor their recently deceased band leader.
As Carl Black gets the opportunity to move his family out of Chicago in hope of a better life, their arrival in Beverly Hills is timed with that city's annual purge, where all crime is legal for twelve hours.
An aimless young man who is scalping tickets, gambling, and drinking, agrees to coach a Little League team from the Cabrini Green housing project in Chicago as a condition of getting a loan from a friend.
Dr. RJ Stevens is a talk show host who visits his family in the deep south. While there he reunites with his brother Otis, his sister Betty, his cousin/rival Clyde and his childhood love interest Lucinda Allen.
Malcolm D. Lee
James Earl Jones
Nick's wife's in bed with his boss. He later gets a gun to his head by a carjacker but steps on the gas pedal. They end up friends after adventures together - holdups, burglary, reckless driving, revenge etc. Twists follow.
John C. McGinley
When R&B legend Marcus Hooks dies suddenly, VH-1 invites his original back up duo, Floyd Henderson and Louis Hinds, "The Real Deal," to appear at a memorial tribute at the Apollo Theater. Floyd, who's bored in retirement, wants this more than anything; Louis, a philosophical ex-con, does not. Plus, there's bad blood between them (Louis's wife Odetta left him to marry Floyd - then left Floyd). Floyd begs, Louis consents but won't fly, so they leave L.A. in Floyd's flashy Cadillac with five days to get to New York. On the road, they must get back their vocal chops, renew their friendship, and sort out the past. With Floyd's bad hip and Louis's bad kidneys, will they even make it?Written by
Soul Men was surprisingly very funny. The movie did look funny but turned out to be funny all they way through the movie. It started out funny and got funnier and funnier. I had a fun time laughing and was refreshing laughs and original jokes. The language in the movie was terrible that they used but made the movie funnier in ways. This was definitely not a good movie for kids to see because of all the adult humor in the movie. I enjoyed myself for the most part. The acting was very good. Bernie Mac was good in it and it was nice to see him in his last movie. Samuel L. Jackson was just as funny and was more serious. They were two friends that were singers in the same band that always fought. They had two completely different personalities which made the movie enjoyable. The music was very good as well. The story was a little boring but turned out good enough. Overall I would recommend this movie to many adults that have great humor because this movie has lots of it.
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