DVD Black and White [DVD] [] [2000] [Multilingual] [Region 1] (DVD 9073),
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Black and White [DVD] [] [2000] [Multilingual] [Region 1]

  • R
  • DVD
  • 1 disc
  • Region 1 USA/CA (info)
  • With BLACK AND WHITE, writer-director James Toback (FINGERS, TWO GIRLS AND A GUY) confronts the topic of race head on--most specifically, the influence of black urban hip-hop culture on white America. Set in New York City as the 1990s wind to a close, the film is told in a broad, episodic fashion, interweaving several different story lines in order to address a multitude of ideas. In the most comedic, a white documentarian (Brooke Shields) and her gay husband (Robert Downey Jr.) follow a group of affluent white teenagers (led by Bijou Phillips) around the city as they unabashedly pursue a Staten Island hip-hop crew. As the leader of the crew, Rich Bower (the Wu-Tang Clan's Power) struggles to leave his criminal past behind and become a legitimate musician. In the most dramatic subplot, an undercover police detective (Ben Stiller) frames a talented college basketball player (Allan Houston) in order to exact an ambiguous revenge. Toback blends improvisation with tightly scripted scenes, and the result is a loose, broad essay on the state of racism at the turn of the millennium. BLACK AND WHITE features impressive performances by the all-star cast, but it is Mike Tyson who steals the film with his unforgettable cameo.
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    • Rating - Strong sexuality, graphic language, some violence and drug use.
  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 05288

  • Credits
    Robert Downey, Scott Caan, Stacy Edwards
  • Critic Reviews
    "...Engaging for its fresh milieu....It remains naturalistic, edgy and humorous..."
    Variety

    "...Vital, immediate and often uproarious. An exciting, eclectic cast..."
    Movieline's Hollywood Life

    "...Earns distinction as the greatest semi-improvised didactic fantasy ever made about cultural miscegenation....Shades of gray..." -- Rating: B
    Entertainment Weekly

    "...Hilarious, deeply ribald....Don't miss it." -- 3 out of 5 stars - A Satisfying Rental
    Premiere

    "...Moments of rough-hewn ingenuity....Teeming with vitality..."
    Sight and Sound

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