Director Spike Lee copies from Mel Brooks' oeuvre with this story about a producer whose show is so bad that audiences can't get enough. TV producer Pierre Delacroix (Damon Wayans) becomes frustrated when network brass reject his sitcom idea. Hoping to get fired, Delacroix pitches the worst idea he can think of: a minstrel show. The network not only airs it, but it incredibly becomes a smash hit. Michael Rapaport co-stars in this searing satire.
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- Spike Lee
YesLanguage and sound
English: Dolby Digital 5.1, English: Dolby Digital 2.0 SurroundOther features
Color; region 1 encoding; interactive menus; scene access; deleted scenes; web access; documentaries; audio commentary by writer/director Spike Lee; animated gallery of artwork created for the film; DVD ROM features; music videos; filmographies; theatrical trailer
Common Sense Note
Parents need to know that this movie has strong language and violence. Characters are shot and killed. There is some social drinking, and one character abuses alcohol. There are sexual references, and the movie makes some telling points about sexist assumptions about a woman's use of sex to advance her career.
- Sexual Content
- Sexual references and situations.
- Some gun violence, characters shot.
- Some strong language.
- Not applicable
- Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol
- Malt liquor, smoking, drug references.
- Age appropriate
- Not an issue
- Depends on your kid and your family
- Not appropriate for kids of the age most likely to want to see it