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Who's Watching the Kids (2012)

Not Rated | | Comedy | 2 February 2012 (USA)
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When the parents go on a date, JoJo (Lavelle Crawford) the manny drops the kids off at a relative's in South LA. The kids decide to take the bus back to Malibu. Hilarious kids adventure ... See full summary »

Directors:

Tyler Maddox (as Tyler Maddox-Simms), Andre Truth

Writers:

Tyler Maddox (as Tyler Maddox-Simms), Reginald Patterson
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Credited cast:
Lavell Crawford ... JoJo
Elise Neal ... Delia
Morgan Patterson Morgan Patterson ... Sue
Joe Torry ... Daan
Monique Green Monique Green ... Olivia
Lil King Lil King ... Michael
Malik Barnhardt ... Thomas
Nay Nay Kirby Nay Nay Kirby ... Susan (as Lil NayNay Kirby)
Vanessa Bednar ... Marribelle
David Burrus David Burrus ... Bigz
Adrien Curry Adrien Curry ... Preacher
Veda Williams Curry Veda Williams Curry ... Synthia
De'ja Curry De'ja Curry ... Choir
Geneva J. Newell Geneva J. Newell ... Monica
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Jett Bednar ... Neighbors Son
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When the parents go on a date, JoJo (Lavelle Crawford) the manny drops the kids off at a relative's in South LA. The kids decide to take the bus back to Malibu. Hilarious kids adventure similiar to Home Alone except they want to go home alone. Written by Anonymous

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The Power is in the Pen

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Comedy

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Not Rated
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 February 2012 (USA) See more »

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Budget:

$1,200,000 (estimated)
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Maddox Entertainment See more »
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Dolby Digital

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Color

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1.78 : 1
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When the kids get inside the car on the way to the baby sitters house the rear view mirror appears and disappears between shots See more »

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Pheewwwwwwww!!!!
2 September 2013 | by eeleyebrownSee all my reviews

Id never heard of the movie but I recognized some of the names in the cast (Corey Holcomb, Lavelle Crawford, Joe Torry and they're known as very funny comedians so I figured how bad could it be? Phewwwwww!!! What a mistake. This is one of the worst movies I've had the displeasure of having to sit through.

I can't even really tell that much about the story because the screenplay was such a disorienting mess that it was hard to follow. It's supposed to be about two spoiled kids whose divorced single parents marry each other, creating a new family. Most of the story is from the kids' perspective so you see a lot of diva action from both children who are having trouble adjusting to their new environment and family. So while supposedly being watched by an uncle, they run away. Sounds like a good plot and a very common situation among black families. But the director and writer totally mishandle the screen play with a series of useless scenes and poorly-placed flashbacks that totally throw the movie off course. Not that flashbacks are bad. It's just that a good director has to know how to use it to propel the story.

The actors who signed on must have really wanted to help a brotha out here. Elise Neal is in a tiny cameo as an evil and ignorant foster mother. Her one-dimensional character is right of of a Tyler Perry movie. Comedian Lavelle Crawford has a cameo in the intro and the ending. Totally useless. He's neither funny nor necessary. The character, "Huell", who Crawford plays on Breaking Bad is more interesting and Huell has almost no lines on that show. Corey Holcomb is one of the few glimmers of hope here as the uncle who is supposed to be "watching the kids". At least he's funny but basically just doing his comedy routine without the laugh track or foul language. Could have used more of him to help save the movie. Why Joe Torry is listed I don't know. I don't recall even seeing him in the movie at all.

The kids aren't bad. Of the main young characters, Nay Nay Kirby steals whatever show there is to steal. She is vibrant and creative in her role. Im expecting to see more from her in the future. Too bad she has to have this turkey on her resume.


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