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I'm Through With White Girls (2008)

Anthony Montgomery , Lamman Rucker  |  R |  DVD
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (45 customer reviews)

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  • Actors: Anthony Montgomery, Lamman Rucker, Lia Johnson, Esther Scott
  • Format: Multiple Formats, AC-3, Color, Dolby, NTSC, Subtitled, Widescreen
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: Spanish
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.78:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: R (Restricted)
  • Studio: Image Entertainment
  • DVD Release Date: August 12, 2008
  • Run Time: 93 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (45 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B0019M7KU6
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #50,115 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "I'm Through With White Girls" on IMDb

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  • Audio Commentary
  • Lamman Rucker audition tape
  • Featurette
  • Deleted/Extended Scenes
  • How to Make Dreadlocks

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Jay Brooks is that black guy who digs indie rock, graphic novels and dates white chicks. After a slew of bad break-ups, Jay gives up white women "cold turkey" and goes on a mission: "Operation Brown Sugar." Jay doesn't fit the "brotha" stereotype, however, so he fails miserably with the "sistahs." Then Jay meets Catherine, a misunderstood "Half-Rican Canadian" who's as righteously quirky as he is. But to win her heart, Jay will have to figure out that his commitment issues go beyond race. An international festival favorite written by Courtney Lilly (Arrested Development, Everybody Hates Chris), I'm Through With White Girls is a fresh and funny romantic comedy that proves finding love begins with finding yourself.

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23 of 23 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Don't Let the Title Fool You February 21, 2009
Originally, the title of this movie was The Inevitable Undoing of Jay Brooks. The distrubters forced them to change it to I'm Through With White Girls since they felt it was more catchy. So don't let the title fool you.

Now to the review. This was an extremely enjoyable film about what happens when a person thinks that their problems in love are due to one thing and they find that their problems are due to themselves. I don't want to give to much of the story away, but Jay Brooks is a guy who comes to the conclusion that his problems in love are due to the fact that he has only dated white women. What he finds though is that his problems are of his own making and that race and class had nothing to do with it.

I enjoyed this movie because it is not a stereotypical movie. There is in fact a funny scene where two people see each other as stereotypes. The movie is a colorful mix of characters surrounding the love story two people who themselves are figuring things out and in the process help Jay Brooks figure out himself. The film is also about growth for several characters in the movie and also about what one will do for love and how it can cause one to overcome their deepest fears.

Buy this movie if you love quirky, funny, romance movies.
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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful
Horrible title for one of the best movies I've seen in a long time. At best the charm this this movie exudes compares to "Slumdog Millionaire", at worse a Tyler Perry movie. Even so it is very funny and even, makes fun of Tyler Perry-type movies where Black people are only portrayed as Lawyers, Pro-Athletes or Best-Selling Authors. Here you get all of that and more. The characters are well drawn in a multitude of dimensions and flavors. In fact the movie has absolutely nothing to do with the title after the first few minutes. Like Slumdog Millionaire it charms us from the way it shows the struggle of a lovable underdog fitting into the cookie cut out complexity that is commercial society whiles trying to find the truth about himself and love.
I don't even know how I found this movie on Netflix, furthermore I don't even know why I bothered to see it since the title suggest something of a lowball Wayan Brothers comedy. But the viewer reviews were 100% positive and I too will add my 100% positive.
That said, someone needs to change the title of this movie if it will ever be taken for a serious comedy. This one is up there with the best of them (Also reminds me of 40 Year Old Virgin)
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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Movie!!!!! September 7, 2008
The movie was deffinately different than the African American crap they feed on us today...It was excellent and I found myself engrossed in the characters, and story..Lia Johnson, and Lamman Rucker did an outstanding job, like the ohter reviwer stated...don't judge this movie by the title...give it a shot will be glad you did....Excellent Movie
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19 of 23 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Loved it. Don't let the title fool you! June 24, 2008
By taryn
This film crossed my mind and I was OVERJOYED to see the title on Amazon as the first thing in the google cue...

I was priviledged to catch this film at the American Black Film Festival last year ('07) and it was definitely an audience favorite. To all the "white" folks who might be put off by the title: Don't be! Courtney Lily who wrote the film has also written for the shows Arrested Development, Everybody Hates Chris and My Boys and the same quirky, tounge-in-cheek style is apparent throughout.

The film is definitely different and/but? it works in every way. If you love films that break the mold and characters whose quirks are both endearing and amusingly annoying, this is definitely a film for you. Support independent film! Big studios won't be putting out anything original any time soon...
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing how much I enjoyed this little indie film January 31, 2009
As a French-Canadian woman married to a mixed-race man -- a graphic artist no less who likes some nerdie pursuits such as comic books, writing his own graphic novels, coin collecting, Japanese war movies -- I was astonished to see a movie that would make as its central character someone like Jay Brooks, with his glasses, sketchbooks and line of creative patter to the world around him.

"I'm Through With White Girls" might sound like something along the lines of Spike Lee's "Jungle Fever" (who knows with such a title)? Actually on first impression, it doesn't make much of a deal out of interracial dating per se, showing how common it is in modern-day Los Angeles.

The texture of the film at first is a bit like a student film project, with some of the audio muffled and a lovely simplicity. However, as Jay moved from his white girl phase to the hilarious "Operation Brown Sugar" and ultimately to the girl of his dreams, a biracial Canadian writer named Catherine with Valley Girl elocution, the film grew on me more and more.

Jay's mind is so nimble, and his friends including a white hip-hop fan so appealing, that there is much to like here.

There is fabulous dialogue throughout -- who knew an Arrested Development writer was involved?

I don't want to spoil the fun by quoting many specifics of the dialogue, but you just have to love it when Catherine asks Jay to name the prime minister of Canada before she will accept a date, and when Jay can't and says "Are you going to make me beg?" and he adds, "Beg like Mars Blackman or James Brown?" This retort eventually sets up a lovely denouement.

Can't think of any film that I watched on a whim that was more of a sleeper than this.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Lost of Fun
This movie will keep you laughing from beginning to end. It is really funny. The characters are memorable and fun
Published 7 months ago by Peggy Thweatt
5.0 out of 5 stars Humours
I first saw this on TV and wanted to watch the original. It was still funny to watch and even more so seeing the original.
Published 9 months ago by Char
5.0 out of 5 stars a must see
love this movie. i've seen it a million times over and i never get tired of it.. even tho i wouldnt ever want to be with a guy like Jay, i still find this to be quite awesome and i... Read more
Published 11 months ago by N. Jules
3.0 out of 5 stars Funny
This movie was rather funny, but could have been better. I found most of the characters to be boring at times.
Published 13 months ago by William Ray
4.0 out of 5 stars good movie
This is a very good movie; I really enjoyed it. It's better than I thought it would be. Can watch it over and over again.
Published 14 months ago by Fenix
4.0 out of 5 stars Im surprised. It was actually cool
It was actually a cool movie. I didn't think it would be due to the title. The main character had me ANGRY; he was such an a-hole, but he did give me insight to a guy I know who... Read more
Published 15 months ago by LouisLane
5.0 out of 5 stars HAD ME IN STICHES
Hilarious movie, witty lines... and did ya know not all black men can dance? Fun to watch, an unexpected surprise. likeable. charming.
Published 16 months ago by Angela Wessling
1.0 out of 5 stars dumb
terrible movie. wished i would have never watched it. it was more than a waste of a good hour of my life.
Published 16 months ago by matthew
5.0 out of 5 stars Funny Movie
I enjoyed this movie. Its quirky romance is fitting for the lead actor and actress. The dance scene at the end makes me cry with laughter each time I watch it and it never gets... Read more
Published 17 months ago by Currydogg
4.0 out of 5 stars Better Than Expected
This had an actually good story, and not so bad acting. I was totally surprised, finding myself wide-eyed all the way to the end. Read more
Published 19 months ago by Dynomysus
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