Whoopi Goldberg has stared in a lot of hit movies. She has
everything that a star should possess, comical sense of humour, charisma and
those infamous dreadlocks. You gotta love her she’s one of the best. Her
role in Made in America as mother and bookshop lady is executed with flair and
Zora Mathews (Whoopi’s
characters daughter) finds out that the father she thought was her dad was not
her dad after performing a blood test in a school experiment. She speeds to
the local sperm bank with her friend Tea (Will Smith) to check the records and
to find out who exactly is her father. After discovering this and being
shocked at the outcome, she goes to confront her father who happens to be
white and owns a car dealership. The car salesman is Hal Jackson (Ted Hanson)
who after being shocked of this fact eventually meets mother Sarah (Whoopi
Goldberg) and the web of human relations ensues.
When doing reviewing a lot
of movies you will probably find loopholes in every film you see. Films
become more predictable and holes in the make-up of the film are seen. Made
in America has a few of these loop-holes but not to the point where it will
deflate the overall enjoyment of the film.
Some parts of the film
will have the viewer laughing heartily. Especially with the relationship
between Hal and his rather odd girlfriend. Which can make any neurotic
ex-wife seem like a romantic dream. Other parts of note are the commercials
that are made by Hal, which are hilarious. Ted Hanson does a great job and
makes some of the better advertisements we see on TV seem quite average.
Typically American but fun nevertheless.
After mentioning all these
positives it would be a little unfair to rate it as an average film. Whilst
it is fun and has an interesting storyline, it just seems a little samey or
maybe it has something to do with seeing part of the film before. Whoopi is
great and I’m sure if the viewer could relate to the storyline could get a lot
out of this film.
For all the Techies out
there there is no low-level noise to speak of, or filters used in the
production of the film. The whole screen is used throughout except for the
great ending musical. This of course is one of the best parts of the film and
definitely adds to the overall enjoyment of the film. Oh and Will Smith is
With many good points, it
must be said that they outweigh the bad. This is one of the better Hollywood
films. There are no extras with this DVD.
Made In America