B.A.P.S. (or Black American Princesses) is a horribly failed satire that should be avoided by all.
Nisi (Halle Berry) and Mickey (Natalie Desselle) are two tacky, low class
Atlanta girls who travel to Hollywood with the dream of starring in a
Heavy D music video. When they fail to get the part, the nephew of a
rich Beverly Hills man asks a strange request. His uncle, Mr. Blakemore
(Martin Landau), apparently fell in love with Lily, his family's black
housekeeper, when he was young. His family quashed the affair, and now,
years later, Mr. Blakemore is on his deathbed. His nephew wants Nisi to
pose as Lily's granddaughter to bring joy to his uncle's last days (or
at least that is what he states his motives to be). The film gets its
only pathetic laughs at the beginning which seems to be a bit more satirical
than the rest of the film. However, everything about B.A.P.S. gets tired
as it goes along. Even the screenplay gets lazy, dropping details here
and there, and forgetting to provide any semblance of an interesting storyline.
Half of the actors seem terribly embarassed to be in the film, and the other
half should be. There are a few moments of pleasure that can be derived by
admiring Halle Berry, but those are soon tempered as the heavy burden of the
rest of the movie settles in. You can pick better films at random, and so
should have all involved.
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