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Who's Your Caddy?

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Big Boi's awful golf comedy is way below par.
  • Rated: PG-13
  • Genre: Comedy
  • Release Year: 2007
  • Running Time: 90 minutes

What parents need to know

Positive messages

Plenty of tasteless jokes (about farts, male genitalia, marijuana, to name just a few themes) and borderline-offensive portrayals of African Americans. Also conveys that it's OK to vandalize if you feel wronged by someone.

Positive role models

C-Note is motivated by revenge and Mr. Cummings is racist. There's nothing all that redeeming about the characters' behavior, with the exception of Shannon, who removes herself from a case when she feels Mr. Cummings is being unethical.

Violence

Two different men get hit in the groin; a man is tied and beaten up in a cartoonish manner; two contract killers plant a bomb at a party (no one is hurt).

Sex

Three naked men are shown from behind while washing up in a bathroom. A clothed man stares at a naked man's genitalia and then the naked man raps about his large "assets." Mrs. Cummings dresses provocatively, and in one scene the side of her breast is visible. She gives Big Large suggestive looks (licking her lips), who in turn makes inappropriate comments. A couple kisses. A teenage boy slaps the butt of a dancer at a nightclub. Bikini-clad dancers grind and shake during a short music video scene.

Language

Frequently used curse words: "s--t" (and its many variants: horse, bull, etc.), "niggah," "d--k," "ass," "negroes," "assh--e," etc.

Consumerism

Corona beer, Range Rover SUVs, Nike golf apparel and accessories, Porsche.

Drinking, drugs, & smoking

Marijuana is shown being fed to horses, and an obviously high man says the brownies are made with his "secret recipe." At least three scenes show adults drinking beer, champagne, and mixed drinks. A teenage boy visits a nightclub full of drinking clubgoers and scantily clad dancers. Club members smoke cigars.

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?

QUALITY

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.

Families can talk about...

  • Families can talk about racism and stereotypes. What African-American and hip-hop stereotypes are presented in the story? What about upper-class white stereotypes?

  • Were the jokes funny or offensive?

  • Kids: How was the club president like a bully?

Movie details

Theatrical release date:July 31, 2007
DVD/Streaming release date: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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Adult Written bythecoolpeoples November 8, 2008

Killer Caddy!

This movie has brought up an important issue in our lives! Watch out for your caddy when u go golfing next time because u could get butt raped and get aids just like the guy in this movie!
Teen, 14 years old Written byzackaback August 13, 2009
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Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking

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