Marlon Wayans parodies the movie based on the book in this latest Baby Way production. I give 50 Shades of Black a D. As in Don’t Waste Your Money….
Christian Black earned his money by dealing drugs, the sports car and expensive suit are stolen, yet he’s sought out for advice on how he earned his success. When Hannah’s best friend can’t make the interview, she goes in her place and falls for the enigmatic business man who has a unique lifestyle.
The Wayans Brothers are known for their parody movies and in your face humor. Nothing is sacred in this movie either, from nudity, racial slurs, to politics. Everything is made into a joke. I loved the Scary Movie series and had high hopes for this movie. Too bad that the jokes weren’t more funny. The movie tries too hard to be funny but ends up sad and raunchy.
The Wayans Brothers do a great job making a movie with a low budget that usually makes back their outlay. I admire that. But a low budget doesn't make a good movie.
Most of the jokes are ones seen in the trailers so you leave the movie wondering why you paid so much for a movie that you saw most of the funny parts of already. There are some unique moments like the cameo of Florence Henderson as Christian’s first sexual tutor. And the part I loved the best was when Christian is reading from the Fifty Shades of Grey book as a means of punishment for Hannah.
While this movie will appeal to certain fans, I would save my money and wait for it to show up on the television. You won’t miss the bleeped out words or hidden nudity. At least, you will have saved a few bucks!
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