A review of this — 2 years ago
I wanted to like this movie so bad because I really like Queen Latifah. I think she is one of the few people that excels in everything she touches. Great rap career, great soul singer, and surprisingly a really good actress. Unfortunately something about this movie just didn’t do it for me.
Don’t get me wrong it wasn’t a complete waste of money or anything, but it was beyond predictable and Common’s acting was HORRIBLE. Someone please tell him to stick to the mic because his range of emotion was non-existent in this film. No matter what mood the scene called for, he spoke in the same tone and had this weird look on his face. Almost like a fake smile or something. It got to the point where it was painful watching him try to be serious in the flick.
So basically I’d say if you are just looking for a predictable movie that’s good for a few laughs, this might not hurt you much. If you are hypersensitive to bad acting, you may want to avoid it. Overall, I’ll say it was just OK.