Reviewed byStepLuvXVote: 8/10/10
I just watched this movie again after seeing it many years ago, and itwas just as funny as I remembered it being initially. This is one thebest black comedies in recent years, it's very light hearted and notmeant to be taken seriously (it's a comedy after all) Bill Bellamy &his friends are hilarious. This is definitely as must see for anyonewanting to see a good light hearted comedy that will make you laugh allthe way through. The only movie in this genre that currently comes tomind that I liked better than "How to be a Player" is the original"Friday". To sum it up, see this movie if you like African Americancomedies, or light hearted comedies of any genre with no deep message &just a lot of adult oriented laughs.
Reviewed byxytekVote: 4/10/10
OK, I remember watching this movie and yeah, it is silly, i didn't oncethink "oh this is going to be ground breaking stuff". You have to lookat the audience the movie is targeted for. Fact is, there are peopleout there that are "players" and "Haters". You get a good picture ofboth in this movie. I thought the most interesting thing in this movieswas how the main character was describing just how he was getting overon the ladies. Now i admit, in another life, some of the SAME stuff hewas "doing", I did. So it cracked me up seeing it on a big screen forall to see. This one of those movies where you are with your buddies,having a few beers, and want to waste some time. I have seen BAD moviesbefore, and trust me, this is far from being the worst.
Reviewed byTBJCSKCNRRQTreviewsVote: 3/10/10
I've watched and enjoyed two other 'black' comedies(not to be confusedwith "black comedies"), The Wash and Booty Call. However, in the veryfirst scene of this film, I found myself having a bad feeling aboutit(yes, that was a Star Wars reference)... I started to think this wasgoing to be a dreadfully bad film. Sadly, my instinct turned out to beright. The plot is fair, but it's not very well-developed. Thesituations are instantly forgettable. The credits have just barelyfinished as I'm typing this, and I'm straining to remember any of it.The acting is not terribly short of perfectly atrocious. The charactersare pretty thin, very nearly stereotypes(I know I say that a lot, butbelieve me, this time, I *really* mean that). The only way you canreally distinguish between them(a task I found nearly impossible toaccomplish throughout watching) is to note their extreme personas(whichseem to be about all of them) and attach said attributes to theirrespective character names. Sorry, that was somewhat confusing, wasn'tit? Not quite as confusing as trying to tell these caricatures, pardon,characters apart(rather alarming, really, considering how few thereare). The film has a moral, or at least thinks it does. I did find somepoetic justice in the film, but the majority of it just seemed forced,underdeveloped. Now, the main reason I borrowed this from a friend wasthat I read the plot... and personally, I cannot stand the thought of'players' or 'playing'. I can think of few things that bother me morethan disrespecting women. The idea of seeing such a 'player' be put ina situation where his 'game' stands to be exposed, in front of the poorgirls that have fallen victim to him, no less... why, I found that tobe potentially every bit as entertaining as watching Charlie Sheen(orhis character on the show, it's quite difficult to tell them apart) geta taste of his own medicine in *that* episode of Two and a Half Men.Yes, schadenfreude. It's not nice, but neither is 'playing'. Whether ornot the film contained just that, I shan't say. I wouldn't want to ruinwhatever there is left of it for anyone who has yet to see it(and stillintends to). Why is it, by the way, that a man being promiscuous is'playing', whilst a woman doing the same is a slut? Personally, I findthat to be a double-standard. Yes, women make an emotional connectionto whomever they sleep with... but men have emotions too, despite manyof us attempting to deny that fact. A few final thoughts... I very muchenjoyed and appreciated the fate of one particular character, whom Ifound myself feeling sorry for throughout most of the film. Why *did*Bernie Mac attach his fairly big(star-status-wise, not 'number ofletters'-wise) name to this film? And finally, the music in this wasbetter than the film. I recommend this to fans of 'black' comedy, andit helps if you're big on gratuitous nudity and stereotypes(and foranyone wondering; yours truly is most definitely not. I belong solelyin the first-mentioned category of that sentence). Could have beenworse, but there's far most definitely room for improvement. 3/10
Dray is a young playboy whose only objective in life seems to be to have sex with as many girls as he can without getting caught by his girlfriend Lisa. Dray's sister Jenny and her friend Katrina plan to show him that the way he lives is wrong and organize a party in Malibu, inviting all of his girlfriends.