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Malibu's Most Wanted Movie Review

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Comic Jamie Kennedy looks for box office posture with Malibu's Most Wanted, but ends up with a mainly unwanted film.

Kennedy stars as Brad Gluckman, a young man who wants nothing more than to become a rapper. The only problem is that he is white, lives in Malibu, and has a father that is campaigning to become the Governor of California (which, considering today's election, is not completely out of the question). His dad, worried that his son will ruin his reputation, has two black actors kidnap him and take him into "the ghetto" to scare the "black" out of him.

Kennedy spends the whole movie talking like some cheesy gangster and pretending he is black, with the rest of the world looking down on him as if he is the dumbass that he is. Some of his lines are funny and almost memorable, but listening to him talk for an hour and a half gets old quickly. Kennedy is a natural with a lot of talent, but there just isn't enough content to back him up.

Malibu's Most Wanted is like one of the many "Saturday Night Live" skits that are transformed into movies - they have funny premises but not enough to fill up an hour and a half. Malibu's Most Wanted is stretched thin for real jokes, instead relying on goofy situations and formulaic plots to span the length of the film. This movie has a different premise than some other movies, but has the exact same content as a hundred that have come before it.

Malibu's Most Wanted does have its moments (the spoof on Training Day is sort of funny) and isn't completely terrible, but just drags more and more as it approaches completion. If a lot of beer were included, it could be pretty funny.

Malibu's Most Wanted is no different than all of those "SNL" movies; it has its funny scenes, but not enough to make the overall experience worth watching.

Review by Erik Samdahl unless otherwise indicated.

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