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Who's Your Caddy?
A lot or a little?
The parents' guide to what's in this movie.
What parents need to know
Parents need to know that this golf comedy contains some tasteless jokes (about farts, male genitalia, marijuana, to name just a few themes) and borderline-offensive portrayals of African Americans. Although one character is a successful attorney, the rest of the black characters belong to a hip-hop mogul's entourage. There are no sex scenes but lots of innuendo -- including several allusions to "size" and a bathroom scene where three men's behinds are visible. And while the language is standard for PG-13, it occurs fairly frequently. A 15-year-old boy is taken to a nightclub where he's encouraged to "slap" a half-naked dancer in the butt.
What's the story?
In this golf comedy, hip-hop mogul C-Note (Antwan Andre "Big Boi" Patton), forces Cummings (Jeffrey Jones), the snooty president of a South Carolina country club, to grant him a membership. Why would he want to join such an elitist, seemingly racist organization? His father was a faithful caddy at the club, so it's a make-papa-proud endeavor. While Cummings tries to get C-Note kicked out of the country club, the hip-hopper and his rowdy crew turn the place upside down with their outrageous antics.
Is it any good?
It might seem like a Caddyshack clone with a hip-hop twist, but this "comedy" makes a lowbrow offering like Norbit seem like Citizen Kane by comparison. The problem is there's nothing touching about the story, and C-Note and his crew are a group of walking stereotypes.
If the talented hip-hopper's goal is to become the next Ice Cube, he has sadly fallen way off course with this awful, borderline offensive comedy with few redeeming qualities. There's really not much to say about this film except that Big Boi should either get a better agent or a better sense of what makes a good film, because this golf comedy is a complete whiff.
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- In theaters: July 31, 2007
- On DVD or streaming: November 27, 2007
- Cast: Antwan Big Boi Patton, Faizon Love, Jeffrey Jones
- Director: Don Michael Paul
- Studio: Weinstein Co.
- Genre: Comedy
- Run time: 90 minutes
- MPAA rating: PG-13
- MPAA explanation: crude and sexual content, some nudity, language and drug material.
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