The White Chicks:
Not Really White Nor
by The Maven
and The Blonde
African-American FBI agents, Kevin Copeland, played by
Shawn Wayans (Scary Movie), and Marcus Copeland, played
by Marlon Wayans (also Scary Movie), are ambitious but
unlucky brothers who become white, blonde, and chick
deep, in an undercover investigation. They are
officially sent to pick up two heiresses—Tiffany and
Brittany Wilson—at the airport and drive them to the
Hamptons. After getting into a car accident and botching
up the plan, the girls refuse to go because of a few
minor scratches. The brothers devise a plan to
impersonate Tiffany and Brittany by having their FBI
buddy, who is also a makeup genius, turn them into these
two milky-white high society debutantes. They infiltrate
the sophisticated world of the Hamptons to investigate a
kidnapping ring. Many different subplots are intertwined
within the storyline to keep you amused.
Blonde: White Chicks was like Some Like it Hot meets
Bosom Buddies meets Dumb and Dumber meets Starsky and
Hutch and Tootsie. First of all, I did enjoy this movie
and thought that it was very funny in a silly and ironic
sort of way. Maven, do you remember these twins from the
television show “The Color Purple”?
Maven: Did you just get your hair done today? They are
not twins, just brothers. It’s not the “Color Purple,”
it was “In Living Color.” In addition, the director of
White Chicks, Keenen Ivory Wayans (also a brother) was
the main star of “In Living Color.”
Blonde: Very interesting. However, you stand corrected
as well, as I am a natural silky-shiny blonde! One thing
that I must comment about is none of the girls in the
film were natural blondes including the two FBI
Maven: Duh! They were wearing wigs!
Blonde: I did feel, like totally, fer-shur, offended
about all the dumb-blonde, typecast, cliche behaviors.
Even though like everyone else in the theater was
laughing, OK! OK! OK! I resemble those
remarks. By the way, didn't you like, oh my-gosh, love
all the fab Louis Vitton luggage and designer clothes in
Maven: Yes, I was genuinely jealous. If you are familiar
with the work of the Wayan brothers, then you will know
what to expect from this movie. Stereotypical
exploitations, crude humor, and sexual innuendo are just
a few of the ploys used to obtain laughter…
Blonde: Oh you read Bill Clinton’s new book, too?
Maven: No, not yet, but I did read the biography of
Howard Stern…I am usually mildly amused when watching
the Wayan brother’s Scary Movie franchise. I must tell
you, though, that this movie had me laughing out loud
Blonde: Laughter! Is that what those snorting sounds
were? I thought that noise was you choking on your
popcorn? Am I crazy, or did you think that Shawn and
Marlon were as cute as women as they are as real life
Maven: The work by special effects makeup artists Greg
Cannom and Keith Vanderlaan was simply amazing. Although
Shawn and Marlon were not beautiful white chicks they
were passable. At least as passable as two very black
men can be as very white chicks.
Blonde: For those of you who can identify with Lactose
Intolerance, you will love the bathroom scene. I need
not say anymore. By the way, Rochelle Aytes, who plays
Denise Porter, was stunning and, in my opinion, even
more beautiful than what’s her name?
Maven: Are you referring to Halle
The Blonde: Yes, I was... Is she
Lactose Intolerant too?
Maven: I don’t know, but I am…
Blonde: Thank you for sharing! I just want to interject
one observation. Even though I thoroughly enjoyed the
White Chick and its humor, I don’t feel that most people
over forty will appreciate this type of humor unless
they are very open minded or Lactose
The Maven: I can only recommend
this movie if you like the genre of over-the-top,
juvenile humor. This was better than most. I rate this
movie a C…
Blonde: I have to agree with that statement and rate
White Chick a C-. Hey, Maven... Let’s go out for an
extra-cheese pizza and ice-cream…
Maven: Very funny!
Tearjerker of Almost Unfair
This story begins On June 6, 1940
in the Coastal town of Seabrook, North Carolina.
Sixteen-year-old Allie Hamilton, played by Rachel
McAdams (Mean Girls and The Hot Chick), meets a local
boy Noah Calhoun, played by Ryan Gosling (True
Believer), at a small town Carnival. Though the two come
from different worlds, she a wealthy debutante and he a
poor mill-worker, their sizzling attraction is
immediate. Over the next few months, the two fall madly
in love, sharing a carefree, passionate summer romance.
Near the summers end, they are pulled apart by her
family, and love-sick Allie is forced to return home.
The young lovers are further separated by the sudden
outbreak of World War II. Noah, after writing the love
of his life 365 letters in one year, cannot understand
why she never replies. For seven long years, Allie and
Noah are haunted by each other’s memories and innocent
love. Finally, Allie moves on and gets engaged to marry
Lon, played by James Marsden (X-Men), a wealthy soldier
she meets as a volunteer in a G.I. hospital while still
in college. Prior to her wedding, Allie feels she must
have closure. She goes back to Seabrook to see Noah one
last time. This is where the plot thickens. Starring
also, as an intricate part of this story, is the elegant
Gena Rowlands (Hope Floats) and the loveable James
Garner (Rockford Files, Space Cowboys). That’s all
you’re getting from us. Cry for yourselves.
Blonde: Drama, Drama, Drama. Ahh, young love, nothing
like it. Sixteen years old and so in love. I remember
ten years ago when I was just sixteen….
The Maven: Really? How can you be younger
than your own daughter?
The Blonde: That’s
my secret. The Notebook was like The Titanic meets Romeo
and Juliet meets Tears of Endearment meets Love Story.
Did you know that Gena and James worked together a few
years ago in The Divine Secrets of the Ya Ya Sisterhood?
He played the exact same character in that film as
Maven: It wasn’t Gena. It was Ellen Burstyn, but close
enough for you... Romantic films are easy to come by. So
much so that you probably thought you'd seen them all
already. But this film captures the pure essence of
romance with its innocence and vulnerability. Not to
mention, a dynamite chemistry between the two actors
involved, or should I say four.
I completely agree with your chemistry remark. You could
feel their passion right through the screen. It was
killing me with envy! I thought the casting director did
an amazing job picking the perfect actors for each role.
Didn’t you think that Ryan was a hunk? Great nose. I
wonder if it is his natural nose? Why do I think these
things? James was cute as a button, too. I would love to
have that horrible choice that poor Allie had to make.
It should only happen to me one day, Please God… James
did give better jewelry though, which is something to
consider. What could Ryan offer? Just eternal happiness
and pure joy? Am I shallow? I did think this was a
refreshing movie, however.
Maven: Ryan Gosling really had the opportunity to shine
in this movie. He so often plays the intense psychopaths
that I was truly impressed with his ability to play a
romantic lead so well. He didn’t even have to show
his tush once!
Blonde: That was a bummer for the audience ... The
Notebook unfortunately did haunt me that night in bed.
It forced me to think about my first love. All of them!
Oh the pain, heartache, and tears and that was only in
elementary school…. I really appreciated the beautiful
cinematography, which enhanced the story of The
Notebook. I also enjoyed the tender directing of Nick
Cassavetes. He is the son of Gena Rowlands and John
Cassavetes. Hey Maven, by the way, didn'’ Rachel look
particularly beautiful with her charismatic smile?Do you
think her teeth are natural?
Maven: I found her wondrously adorable in this movie as
she was fiendishly mean and vain in Mean Girls. Nick
Cassavetes directed his amazing cast with a real
connection to the story’s humanity and feeling. Bring
your tissue—you won’t be immune to this one. I rate this
movie a B+.
Blonde: I thought this was a sensitive, old-fashion
summer love story. I tried my hardest to be tough and
not cry. I had a date after the film and I didn’t want
to ruin my makeup. It didn’t work! Thank goodness the
Maven brought extra tissue. I rate The Notebook a B+ as
well. I recommend Sweet-tarts and Hershey Kisses……….
Enjoy your tears!
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