Interesting fact about today's entry. I've seen the movie three or four times in the past couple of years but never from the beginning. I always catch it right around ten minutes in. I know, I could always buy it. I'm sure it's sitting in a .99 cent bin somewhere. But why buy the milk when the cow is offering you a Coke?
I'm Through With White Girls
(The Inevitable Undoing of Jay Brooks) (2007)
Anthony Montgomery (Star Trek: Enterprise), Ryan Alosio (The Lost Tribe), Lia Johnson (Manual Labor), Kellee Stewart (My Boys), Lamann Rucker (Meet the Browns)
Jay Brooks (Montgomery) a black comic book artist, vows after a string of bad relationships with white women to only date women of his own race. Shortly after he falls for Catherine (Johnson) a published author who's as quirky as Jay is. But as things get serious it's only a matter of time before Jay destroys everything.
Why You Should Watch It:
It's funny, it's sweet and very quirky. The plot sounds like a standard romcom and in a way it is, but this film has some original laughs as well as one giant cringe-worthy scene. The leads are refreshingly different and Leaves me wondering why we haven't seen more of them in other films.
Why You Probably Haven't Seen it:
For starters it's a small indie film that really just played some festivals and that's it. For another, the title is a little stand offish. The only way the title would really work, is if you were to slap Tyler Perry's name on the front end of it. I first caught it on a movie channel and since then on networks like BET. Anytime a movie is quickly relegated to basic cable, it doesn't speak well for the marketing.
Scene To Savor:
Honestly I have to go with the final scene in the movie. There are a lot of great bits but the end is a punchline to a joke that builds throughout the whole movie.
It's not without its flaws by any means. The film is rated R and while I'm not against R rated films, in this instance I think it would have worked better as a PG-13. The various things that push the rating up just seem unnecessary. I've read some hate towards this movie from people who I suspect were outside the demographic this would be aimed at. Generally speaking, so am I but then I tend to like whatever I like.
Overall on a scale of missed gems: 4 out of 5