Beverly Hood (1999) from Johnny Web (Uncle Scoopy; Greg Wroblewski)

 Think the Beverly Hillbillies with an all-black cast.


 A rural Mississippi family wins a three hundred million dollar lottery, then tries to fit in with the swells on Rodeo Drive. I though the premise had some promise, but the film doesn't really deliver the goods. It's a low-budget production with an occasional bit of real inspiration, and a lot of the typical insult-type banter between the characters, "fat? yo mamma so fat that ...."

DVD info from Amazon.


But there isn't enough material, and it isn't funny enough to justify 90 minutes of screen time.

Features a "special appearance" by Destiny's Child. 

The Critics Vote

  • won "best director" at the 1999 Jamerican festival in Montego Bay

The People Vote ...

  • With their votes ... IMDB summary: not enough votes for a score 
IMDb guideline: 7.5 usually indicates a level of excellence, about like three and a half stars from the critics. 6.0 usually indicates lukewarm watchability, about like two and a half stars from the critics. The fives are generally not worthwhile unless they are really your kind of material, about like two stars from the critics. Films under five are generally awful even if you like that kind of film, equivalent to about one and a half stars from the critics or less, depending on just how far below five the rating is.

My own guideline: A means the movie is so good it will appeal to you even if you hate the genre. B means the movie is not good enough to win you over if you hate the genre, but is good enough to do so if you have an open mind about this type of film. C means it will only appeal to genre addicts, and has no crossover appeal. D means you'll hate it even if you like the genre. E means that you'll hate it even if you love the genre. F means that the film is not only unappealing across-the-board, but technically inept as well.

Based on this description, this film is a D. Some laughs, not enough to sustain a feature-length film. 

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