Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB. USA, 1999. Bigel / Mailer Films, Palm Pictures. Screenplay by James Toback. Cinematography by Produced by Daniel Bigel, Michael Mailer, Ron Rotholz. Music by American Cream Team, Oliver ‘Power’ Grant. Production Design by Anne Ross. Costume Design by Jacki Roach. Film Editing by Myron I. Kerstein. Toronto International Film Festival 1999.
Exploitative and depressingly awful film by James Toback about rich white kids and their identity-seeking obsession with all things black. Toback proudly stated that most of the actors were improvising their scenes and dialogue, and the result is nothing impressive. The performances are good, especially fromand but the film just seems to be constantly looking for new ways to piss you off.