White Chicks (2004)
Front Cover Actor
Shawn Wayans Kevin Copeland
Marlon Wayans Marcus Copeland
Busy Philipps Karen
James King Heather Vandergeld
Frankie Faision Section Chief Elliot Gordon
Lochlyn Munro Agent Jake Harper
John Heard Warren Vandergeld
Frankie R. Faison Section Chief Eliot Gordon
Terry Crews Lattrell Spencer
Brittany Daniel Megan Vandergeld
Movie Details
Genre Comedy
Director Keenen Ivory Wayans
Studio Columbia Pictures
Language English
Audience Rating Unrated
Run Time 108 mins
Country USA
Color Color
Plot
Roasted by critics but surprisingly tenacious at the box office, White Chicks is the kind of comedy that thrives (well, maybe) on home video. Faint praise indeed, but it allows comedy fans an opportunity to cut the Wayans brothers (costars Marlon and Shawn, and director-cowriter Keenen Ivory) some slack and at least try to answer the obvious question, what were they thinking? For the sake of charity, let's ignore charges of reverse racism that plagued this would-be comedy about a pair of FBI agents (Marlon and Shawn) who go undercover as over-privileged white debutantes to thwart a kidnapping scheme, and let's allow that comedy--not social satire--is the Wayans' top priority. If you can get past the fart jokes, the freakishly unconvincing "white chick" makeup, seemingly endless gags about "white chicks" getting hit on by lusty black guys, and a plot that really doesn't matter at all, you just might find a laugh or two in the Wayans' attempt to understand women through a bit of friendly gender reversal. Tootsie it's not, but at least White Chicks offers more entertainment that Nicky and Paris Hilton, who partially inspired the story. Just ask yourself, which freak show do you prefer? --Jeff Shannon
Personal Details
Seen It No
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Collection Status In Collection
Links Amazon US
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Product Details
Format DVD
Region Region 1
Nr of Disks/Tapes 1