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A big winner at Sundance about ten years ago, the film got little more than a token theatrical release. Fortunately, through its release on homevideo, this inspired film was given a new lease on life.
The film is highlighted by well-crafted and witty dialog that captures the frustrations of many men (not just African American men) in a fresh and compelling way. One of the best scenes in the film, involves a verbal sparring match between Street and a "local" in a bar. Brilliant.
If you're looking for an intelligent serio-comedy, CHAMELEON STREET is an excellent choice. This is particularly true if you're looking for an alternative to the formulaic movies that Hollywood studios regularly crank out. CHAMELEON STREET is a film for the literate filmgoer who wants to be stimulated as well as entertained.
The script is well written and Wendell B. Harris Jr. delivers a beautifully nuanced performance.
If you're tired of the limited buffet of in-the-hood movies, modern day mammys (Madea, Big Momma's House 1 & 2), or other films of general black buffoonery (Friday 1 & 2, White Chicks) that Hollywood gladly finances and distributes - give this under-appreciated movie a try.
You'll be glad you did.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This is one of those REALLY GREAT independent films! It is funny, intelligent, and edgy. So much to talk about after watching!!!Published 16 months ago by Tammy Armstrong
This movie is a classic. I used to rent it on VHS years ago. Akin the "The Spook Who Sat by the Door", it's the story of a genius, African American man, who assumes various... Read morePublished on January 12, 2009 by Brother J
This film is great. It ranks among the best in critical Black cinema films. I am always trying to find more like this film that stretch boundaries with great art and wonderful... Read morePublished on January 3, 2009 by phifedog
Wow. What a masterpiece. You know those films that you can watch so many times that you know all of the lines and its just as fun to watch every experience. Read morePublished on February 16, 2008 by Matt Butler
It's hard to believe more people don't know this movie. It was the Grand Prize winner at Sundance back when the festival was truly independent. Read morePublished on January 13, 2008 by Micar Productions