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Nisi (Halle Berry) and Mickey (Natalie Desselle) are two big-haired truck-stop waitresses who dream of having a combination soul-food restaurant and hairdressing salon. Too bad they don't have much money. One day Nisi reads about a casting contest in L.A. for rapper Heavy D's latest video. The winner will get to appear in the video and receive $10,000. The girls pool their resources and leave Decatur. Unfortunately, the audition is a bust and they are tossed out. They try to figure out what to do next when Antonio (Luigi Amodeo), the chauffeur for the fabulously wealthy but ailing Mr.… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 13%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"t's a celebration of bonds that are thicker than blood and demonstrates above all that fame-and-fortune fantasies can blur divisions of race and class as persuasively as they can exaggerate them."
‑ Lisa Alspector, Chicago Reader
"Paying movie-goers deserve more, especially from someone who has previously shown signs of genuine comic aptitude."
‑ James Berardinelli, ReelViews
"A string of hugely unfunny shenanigans ensue."
‑ , Film4
"Apallingly bad. Robert Townsend's attempt at satirizing black culture is far off the mark."
‑ Michael Drakulich, Star Newspapers (Chicago, IL)
"I do have some free advise for both Landau and Berry: Fire your agents."
‑ Rob Blackwelder, SPLICEDWire
"Formulaic and distastefully fake, Townsend's modern fairy tale unsuccessfuly tries to combine the premise of Pretty Woman with the formats of the fish-out-of-water and culture-collision."
‑ Emanuel Levy, Variety
"It's good for a half-hour of humor before the fun starts to dissolve."
‑ Janet Maslin, New York Times
"The story offers nothing original."
‑ Robin Clifford, Reeling Reviews
"Bad, amateur, poor and silly."
‑ Bridget Byrne, Boxoffice Magazine
"Landau does the best he can with his limitations."
‑ Barbara Shulgasser, San Francisco Examiner
"You can see how the black, modern-day Pygmalion-type story could work, just, but not with this heap of cabbage leaves for a script, and not with such desperately goofy acting from Berry and Desselle."
‑ , Time Out
"Jaw-droppingly bad, a movie so misconceived I wonder why anyone involved wanted to make it."
‑ Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times
"Not a great example of Halle Berry's talent."
‑ Kevin A. Ranson, MovieCrypt.com
"This film has no direction or redeeming qualities other than being offensive, aimless, and having its young black female leads all dressed up in silly garb with no place to go. B.A.P.S: Beware of Asinine Picture that Stinks!!!"
‑ Frank Ochieng, rec.arts.movies.reviews
"Badly timed sight gags, weak one-liners, incessant music videos and sloppy sentiment are the order of the day. The stars throw themselves into it, but to no avail."
‑ Chris Hicks, Deseret News, Salt Lake City
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