B.A.P.S. (1997)

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… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Genre: Comedy
Release Date: January 13, 2004
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Critic Score: 13% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Lisa Alspector
Chicago Reader

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.

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James Berardinelli

Paying movie-goers deserve more, especially from someone who has previously shown signs of genuine comic aptitude.

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A string of hugely unfunny shenanigans ensue.

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Emanuel Levy

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.

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Janet Maslin
New York Times

It's good for a half-hour of humor before the fun starts to dissolve.

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Robin Clifford
Reeling Reviews

The story offers nothing original.

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Time Out

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.

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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

Jaw-droppingly bad, a movie so misconceived I wonder why anyone involved wanted to make it.

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Kevin A. Ranson

Not a great example of Halle Berry's talent.

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Flixster Audience Score: 67% Flixster User Reviews
Brian R
Worst picture I have ever seen in my life. These aren't ladies these are embarressing caracitures. Anyone who enjoyed this heep DO NOT be my friend.
Donna Dawson
Not one of Halle's best, but the comedy was cute and enjoyable. :)