Thursday, September 8, 2016

Foolish (1999)

How bad is it? Comedy with maybe three chuckles.
Should you see it? Not unless you're a huge fan of the stars.

Having done stand-up, I'm a hard audience for a film about a stand-up comic, so I was willing to go the extra mile for this, but it's not worthwhile. Two brothers, stand-up Eddie Griffin and criminal Master P, chase after Amy Petersen while grandma Marla Gibbs tries to give them advice. Griffin does a stage routine a few times, with the audience laughing way too hard. He rejects a film offer because it requires him to play a drag queen and he has integrity. The one good idea is that the ghost of Redd Foxx shows up as his muse, but only in restrooms.

1 comment:

  1. Agreed. This one is meh, at best, even if you are a fan of the stars.