White Chicks

  • 15
  • Keenen Ivory Wayans (2004)
  • US
  • 110 min
White Chicks
Film Review
Reviewed By
1 out of 5

In this terminally lowbrow comedy from the director of Scary Movie and Scary Movie 2, real-life siblings Marlon and Shawn Wayans play FBI agents and black brothers Marcus and Kevin Copeland. To save their jobs after messing up a drugs bust, the dim-witted pair are forced to don latex masks, flesh-tight miniskirts and receive a full-body blanching in order to impersonate and protect a couple of spoilt, brattish socialites who bear more than a passing resemblance to Paris and Nikki Hilton. The central interracial, cross-dressing idea might have provided a clever engine for risk-taking humour, but doesn't come close. Neutered and trite, White Chicks falls back on stale gags such as having a man become besotted with one of the "sisters", a schtick that worked in the classic Some Like It Hot but seems a serious failure of imagination on the part of the film's six... count 'em, six... writers. Even the movie's flatulence jokes fall flat, and that takes some doing.

Plot Summary

Comedy starring Marlon Wayans and Shawn Wayans. Two black brothers are threatened with expulsion from the FBI following a failed drugs bust. In an attempt to save their jobs, they disguise themselves as rich, white socialite sisters to uncover and foil a kidnapping plot.

Cast and crew

Cast

Kevin Copeland
Shawn Wayans
Marcus Copeland
Marlon Wayans
Heather Vandergeld
Jaime King
Section Chief Elliott Gordon
Frankie Faison
Agent Jake Harper
Lochlyn Munro
Warren Vandergeld
John Heard
Karen
Busy Philipps
Latrell Spencer
Terry Crews
Megan Vandergeld
Brittany Daniel
Agent Vincent Gomez
Eddie Velez

Crew

Director
Keenen Ivory Wayans

Other Information

Language: 
English
Colour
Theatrical distributor: 
Columbia TriStar
Guidance: 
Contains some violence, edited for some of its language.
Available on video and DVD
Released 15 Oct 2004
Certificate 15
Distributor:
Columbia/Tri-Star Home Video
Categories
Comedy
Drama

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