I'm Through With White Girls
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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.
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)
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...
"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.Read more ›
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I am a 35 year old black woman who's spent my whole life being the only black person surrounded by white people. It was as if J took my experience and and a movie out of it. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Amazon Customer
This film gives a humorous and serious look at interracial dating and those who feel the need for acceptance. Read morePublished 3 months ago by John Cousin
GOOD MOVIE THAT WE KNOW WE WANT TO SEE BUT DON'T WANT TO TALK ABOUT,,BUT A GOOD COMEDY MAKE EVERYONE LAFFPublished 4 months ago by POO N THE DESERT
not quite what I thought it would be but still entertainingPublished 4 months ago by Joseph Washington
I enjoyed this movie. It really shines a light on the difficulties it is easy to encounter in dating. Read morePublished 4 months ago by bbinblack
This is one of my favorite movies. Anthony Montgomery did a fantastic job, as did the entire cast.Published 14 months ago by nope