Who Made The Potatoe Salad?

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Rating: R

Starring:
Jaleel White as Michael
Daphne Bloomer as Mookie
DeRay Davis as June Bug
Bebe Drake as Mrs. Brown
Jennia Fredrique as Ashley
Eddie Griffin as Malik
Ella Joyce as Mrs. Jenkins
Tommy ‘Tiny’ Lister as Monster
MC Eight as T Bone
Mark Chalant Phifer as Ray Ray
Clifton Powell as Mr. Jenkins
Reynaldo Rey as Mr. Brown
Terrance Thomas as Lil Ray

Special Features:
None

Other Info:
Widescreen (1.78:1)
Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround Sound
Spanish Subtitles
Running Time: 90 Minutes

Synopsis:
The following is from the DVD cover:

“Michael (Jaleel White), a young San Diego police officer, is so thankful that his beautiful girlfriend Ashley (Jennia Fredrique) has accepted his marriage proposal that he decides to meet her family over Thanksgiving dinner. But nothing can prepare Michael for what Ashley’s family is about to serve up: Her dad’s a Black Panther, her brother’s a thug, and her grandparents – well, they’ve got it goin’ on…and on and on! By dessert time, Michael has to wonder whether his first meeting of the prospective in-laws should be his last in this delectable comedy that’ll leave you begging for seconds!”

“Who Made the Potatoe Salad?” is rated R for language, sexual content and some drug use.

Mini-Review:
“Who Made the Potatoe Salad?” is really just a poorly made black version of “Meet the Parents.” The difference is that you have the Urkel kid instead of Ben Stiller, the father acting like a menacing former Black Panther instead of Robert De Niro, and the family acting like a bunch of thugs, drug addicts, and criminals rather than a white middle class family. Oh yeah, and this one isn’t funny.

Anyone seeing the cover and saying, “Wow! A movie with Urkel!” should be warned (though they probably deserve what they get). This film is definitely R rated. It seems like they are trying to set a record for the number of times “motherf****r” and “ni***r” is said in a film. It is done to absurd levels and it ends up being more offensive than funny.

In short, pass on this film unless you really enjoy stupid comedies aimed at African American audiences. This one just wasn’t very well done. And thankfully there are no bonus features on this DVD to subject audiences to.

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