White Chicks

White Chicks

Keenen Ivory Wayans (2004)

12A Certificate


Our Score
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 shtick 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.


Two black male FBI agents pose as white female debutantes in the line of duty, donning full drag and very heavy make-up in an audacious bid to infiltrate a kidnapping ring. Comedy, starring brothers Shawn and Marlon Wayans, with Jaime King and Frankie Faison.

Cast & Crew

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
Director Keenen Ivory Wayans
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: Columbia TriStarGuidance: Contains some violence, edited for some of its language.Available on: video and DVDReleased on: 15 Oct 2004
Comedy Drama