Soul Men [Blu-ray]
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So, quick as you can say Jackie Robinson, it becomes a road picture, as the quarreling ex-colleagues jump into a Cadillac in California, with four days to reach New York. There is lots of grumbling and fighting, and, be warned if it bothers you, a great deal of obscene language: with m-----f----- in almost every scene. Along the road, they will bump up against Rosalee, played by Jennifer Coolidge, in a distasteful sexist interlude that I could have done without. Also Cleo (Sharon Leal, Dreamgirls ), who is supposedly the daughter of one of the leads; they're initially not sure which; Lester (Affion Crockett), Cleo's none too bright, abusive boyfriend; Danny Epstein (Sean Hayes), their new manager, and Philip, (Adam Herschman), Epstein's gofer. Towards the end of the picture we meet the late great funk/soul musician Isaac Hayes, playing himself.Read more ›
from laughter, holding onto our sides and rocking
back & forth in our chairs!
This is a fitting tribute to the comic genius of the
late great Bernie Mac, who had such chrisma and that good ol'
down home humor like a crazy uncle who always comes to the
family reunions and lights it up!
He's in great form here and it seems to me, a bit reflective,
as if he knew that this would be his last statement to the world!
If you watch the special features, you'll see what I mean.
Samuel Jackson plays the grizzled world-weary sidekick with finesse!
He and Mac shared a great chemistry and comraderie and boy, it shows!
The supporting cast all pulled their weight too and delivered
funny moments as well. Also, this movie was the swan song for
one of the latter 20th Century's great musical minds...
The Black Moses...Issac Hayes!!
In the late 60's thru early 70's, he was a musical & cultural
force to be reckoned with!--Later he proved himself to be
a good actor, and of course the younger generations knew him
as the voice of "Chef" from the now iconic "Southpark".
It's uncanny that both he and Bernie Mac passed away right
after this movie was finished, on the exact same weekend!
Well, if ever there was a time capsule for these two..here it is!
Hayes' music is featured throughout as well.
This is definitely one to add to your collection.
RIP BERNIE MAC (1957-2008) and Issac Hayes (1942-2008)
The story chronicles Lewis Hinds(Samuel L. Jackson) and Floyd Henderson(Bernie Mac)two members of the group "Real Deal". Floyd pays a visit to Lewis after the death of a soul singer legend Marcus Hooks(played by John Legend) to perform at an event at the Apollo because they believe they can get paid. Lewis is still bitter with Floyd about an incident involving his former wife. They reluctantly team up and go performing state to state before they reach the Apollo.
I wont say that I always laughed but there are plenty of times where I laughed especially with the interaction between Bernie Mac's character and Samuel Jackson's character. Cleo's bumbling, abusive boyfriend Lester(Affion Crockett) had some funny moments too. Both Floyd and Lewis's misadventures are humorous also. There are times when i laughed and times where I smiled. Lewis's interaction with Cleo(played by the attractive Sharon Leal who somewhat resembles Kerry Washington) was sweet. The songs Lewis and Floyd sung were cool and they seem to have a ball performing them and not phoning in their performances(like some entertainers tend to do). Its a shame that Bernie Mac passed before the release of this film. He would have been proud of the final product because the movie was pretty good.
REST IN PEACE BERNIE MAC, ISAAC HAYES and RUDY RAY MOORE!!!
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These are two of my favorite actors of all time performing together in a very funny movie. Imagine both of them as back up singers 20 years removed and can't stand the sight of... Read morePublished 1 month ago by David
This movie is hilarious. It's got some really quotable lines that you'll find yourself quoting with others that have seen the movie.Published 1 month ago by elowef150
Sam Jackson is awesome and Bernie Mack is da bomb.
I enjoyed this one very much
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