Latinos are stupid. I don't think so, but the creators of Chasing Papi must, if they think that their target audience would actually like this piece of crap. Latino-Americans, what many believe to be the huge untapped market both in the entertainment and political arena, deserve something much better.
Chasing Papi is about a man who is dating three women in different parts of the country at the same time. Of course, comedy is supposed to ensue when all three meet each other and learn that their beloved boyfriend is nothing more than a lying and deceptive scumbag. The actors' names are not very important, as it is very unlikely that any of them will ever be seen on the screen again (though Roselyn Sanchez has parts in this year's Boat Trip and Basic).
The acting is terrible, but that is only the tip of the pyramid. Whoever wrote the film has no sense for comedy, or for simple human interactions for that matter. The three women just jump around screeching the entire movie, and the guy faints a few times. Not once was there anything even remotely resembling a funny moment.
The direction is equally bad, as director Linda Mendoza cut the budget considerably by using cartoons to depict anything even close to resembling something that would cost money to shoot. The use of cartoons can be clever at times, but the cartoons here are so dreadfully awful and boring that within the first few seconds of the movie, I knew what I was in store for.
Chasing Papi is one of the worst movies of 2003. It is so incoherent and stupid it would have made more sense had it been in Spanish with no subtitles.
Review by Erik Samdahl unless otherwise indicated.
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