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Meet the Blacks (2016)

R | | Comedy, Horror | 1 April 2016 (USA)
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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.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Mike Epps ... Carl Black
Gary Owen ... The Stranger
Zulay Henao ... Lorena
Bresha Webb ... Allie
Lil Duval Lil Duval ... Cronut
Paul Mooney ... Klansman #1
Charlie Murphy ... Key Flo
Phil Austin ... Jim Smith
Andrew Bachelor ... Freezee
Lavell Crawford ... Parole Officer
DeRay Davis ... Tyrone
Kate Enggren ... Mary Smith
Alex Henderson ... Carl Jr.
George Lopez ... The President
Mike Tyson ... James Clown
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Storyline

The Black family is getting out of Chicago in hopes of a better life. After Carl Black (Mike Epps) comes into some unexpected funds, he takes his family and leaves the hustling lifestyle behind for something better. Carl, his new wife Lorena (Zulay Henao), son Carl Jr., daughter Allie Black (Bresha Webb) and cousin Cronut (Lil Duval) pack up and move to Beverly Hills. Turns out, Carl couldn't have picked a worse time to move. They arrive right around the time of the annual purge, when all crime is legal for twelve hours. Written by darrick angelone

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Just when you thought it was safe to move to Beverly Hills...

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Comedy | Horror

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for pervasive language, some sexual material, violence and drug use | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 April 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Black Purge See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$900,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,055,940, 3 April 2016, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$9,093,856, 12 June 2016
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Hidden Empire Film Group See more »
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Color

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Wen fighting James Clown (played by Mike Tyson), Carl says that he still has pieces of ear in his teeth. That's a reference to when Mike Tyson bit off Evander Holyfield's ear in a boxing match. See more »

Quotes

Jim Smith: WELCOME, NEIGHBORS! We are...
Jim SmithMary SMith: ...the Smiths!
Carl Black: My name is Carl Black.
Mary SMith: It's little ironic that... that your name is... Black. 'Cause you *are* bla...
Carl Black: Don't... say it... , bitch.
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References Friday the 13th (1980) See more »

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America the Beautiful
Written by Katharine Lee Bates and Samuel A. Ward (uncredited)
Performed by Jack Maeby
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What!?
15 May 2016 | by subxerogravitySee all my reviews

So Meet the blacks is a parody of film, the Purge. Most of the comedy that I'm seeing comes from the fact that they are giving the same message as the Purge only being a lot more up front about it.

The Blacks stumbled upon some money and moved from the ghettos of Chi-Town to a luxurious space in Beverly Hills, where they thought they made it to a social status that made them immune form the annual purge, but of course when it begins, guess who all the purgers on the block come after. In all fairness, the neighborhood's dislike of the new family lowering their property value is the least of the Blacks' worries.

It's works as a look on social commentary the same way the Purge did. It also works better if you think of it as a series of sketches on a comedy show. Not every sketch is good but I got some laughs from George Lopez who played president La Bama ( a Mexican parody of President Obama). The great Charlie Murphy who plays the gangster the blacks stole money from to movie to Beverly Hills, and Mike Tyson who does not need to try hard to be funny.

Also like to give a shout out to the the gorgeous Latina they got to play Step-MILF Mrs. Black. From the moment she came on the screen her only job was to be eye candy and she did the job well and excelled.

I'm taking the movie for what it is. It's not Scary movie it's Scary movie 5 (which also features Iron Mike). It's not going to win any awards or gain an critical acclaim, but it made me laugh. Job well done.


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