Craig Brewer directs Eddie Murphy, Wesley Snipes and Keegan Michael-Key in this warm-hearted true story of a struggling black entertainer who risks his one shot at success making a blaxploitation film with next to no money.
A genuine crowd pleaser. You have Eddie back on foul mouth, big cheeked smile, hundred word a minute form. My God! It is like having an old friend rock up to a party unannounced. Snipes also is top value as the star / director who turns his nose up at the car crash production he has somehow gotten involved in. Now this essentially is a ghetto retread of Tim Burton’s superior Ed Wood… and one that maybe overruns by a baggy 20 minutes. In the main though it warms the cockles and jolts the funny bone with a pleasing force. Treat yourself to an all round entertainer.