With all those movies we’ve recommended so far, very few were comedies, so this week for a change I wanna light up your mood and give you Don’t Be a Menace to South Central While Drinking Your Juice in the Hood (1996). Now, I know that a really good comedy these days is not easy to find, but i’m pretty sure you are gonna love this one. Some of the characters you may recognize in movies like White Chicks, Scary Movie or Requiem for a Dream, but this is where it all started. This is a light crime, comedy movie.
“Don’t Be a Menace to South Central While Drinking your Juice in the Hood” is a parody of several U.S. films about being in the ‘Hood’, for instance “Boyz n the Hood”, “South Central”, “Menace II Society”, “Higher Learning” and “Juice”. We follow Ashtray as he returns to the place he grew up in and meet his father and his basket-case friends. Crazy stuff happens. For example, Ashtray is older than his father and his best friend Loc Dog’s grandmother is a trigger-happy old lady who blames her eccentric-looking kid for not being tough enough.
Starring: Shawn Wayans, Marlon Wayans, Keenen Ivory Wayans,
Directed by: Paris Barclay