Watermelon Man
Watermelon Man (1970)

When a racist white insurance agent, Jeff Gerber (Godfrey Cambridge) wakes up one morning to discover that his skin has turned black, he experiences bigotry first hand as his family, neighbors, and employers react to his transformation. Now… More

Rated: R
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Release Date: September 14, 2004
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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Problem is it hammers home its point about racism being alive and well in America until it becomes annoyingly repetitive and preachy.

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Rumsey Taylor
Not Coming to a Theater Near You

It is not the most stalwart ethnological study of its time, though it is significant for its heritage, its confrontation, and its violation of taboos.

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AJ Verser
It's blatantly obvious that we're supposed to be confronted with the social problems of race in America from a mixture of comedy and drama, but I… More
Lesley N
The film Melvin Van Peebles made before he did Sweet Sweetback's Baadassss Song. Set during the 60's/0's race riots, Jeff Gerbler is a white… More
alan jay
classic message laden movie..Cambridge's signature role...funny and insightful and a cool soundtrack to boot....