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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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Deon Taylor

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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 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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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Charlie Murphy's last film. Murphy passed away the following year. 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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Connections

References Scary Movie (2000) See more »

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Bout It
Written by Jeremy Nash and Larry Sanders
Performed by Jeremy Nash and Semaje Owens
Published by So Way Out, LLC
Courtesy of So Way Out, LLC
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Quite predictable, yet still funny-ish
25 August 2016 | by gpoposkiSee all my reviews

After watching this film and seeing both sides of the argument. I was left (again) on the fence but a little bit to the good side. A pretty interesting purge parody movie, about a family moving to Beverly Hills during the purge and then getting ransacked.

Obviously people will argue that this film is "racist", as per usual, and to some extent it kind of is, and obviously during the purge, everyone wants to kill them. But because its a comedy film, we should take everything as satire with a pinch of salt. From my point of view, its a funny comedy that made me laugh quite a lot, and i see no downside apart from the alleged "racism". This means, its not for everyone.

But at the end of the day, my words to you are: If your easily offended, don't watch it. If your not, then why not give it a shot?


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