Life-long best buds Damon (Tosin Cole, Till) and Kevin (Jacob Latimore (The Chi) are having a tough time keeping their lives afloat. Poor as a penny after losing their less than lucrative jobs as house cleaners. With little hope of a brighter future, the two friends need to turn things around in a jiffy. Their “lit lightbulb moment” develops after their last cleaning job at Lebron James’s Mansion. The two unlikely protagonists decide to host a mega party at Lebron’s Mansion after finding out that the basketball superstar will be out of town for 2 weeks. “No permission? No problem.
Directed by Charles Kidd II (known professionally as Calmatic (in his feature directorial debut) from a screenplay by Jamal Olori and Stephen Glover, serving as a reboot of the 1990 film of the same name. This 100-minute foray offers several fun sequences yet runs a bit too long for my taste.
Three specific qualities of the film appealed, including: 1. the soundtrack, 2. the star-studded cameos (Mya, L.A. Lakers’ Anthony Davis, Lil Wayne, Snoop Dogg, Odell Beckham Jr.) and 3. The various outtakes at the end of the film.
This film may not be the best comedy you’ll watch this year but it is a light fun film to take in with plenty of eye-candy and great music… If you like “party Films” don’t miss this one.