Watermelon Man
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Watermelon Man
African-American activist and actor Melvin Van Peebles directed this comedy-drama starring Godfrey Cambridge as Jeff Gerber, a white, middle class husband to Althea (Estelle Parson) and father of two who is also a mild bigot. One morning, Jeff wakes up to discover that he has become a black man overnight. After trying in vain to remove his new pigment, Jeff ventures out into the world, only to discover the hostility he once engendered himself. After his neighbors petition to get him out of the neighborhood, his boss (Howard Caine) tries to use his new identity to the company's advantage… More

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"Problem is it hammers home its point about racism being alive and well in America until it becomes annoyingly repetitive and preachy."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"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."
‑ Rumsey Taylor, Not Coming to a Theater Near You
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