'Mo' Money & High School High' [Double Feature]
(Damon Wayans, Stacey Dash, Joe Santos, Jon Lovitz, et al / Blu-ray / R / 2019 / Mill Creek Entertainment)
Overview: Comedian Damon Wayans (TV's In Living Color, The Last Boy Scout) brings his rogue's gallery of outrageous characters to this action-filled comedy ('Mo' Money') about a con artist who tries to go straight, but keeps getting pulled in the wrong direction.
Jon Lovitz and Tia Carrere are dedicated educators facing some dangerously strange minds in this outrageous comedy from the creators of The Naked Gun, 'High School High.'
With wicked aim, the film skewers feel-good movies like Dangerous Minds and Stand and Deliver to create a wild new brand of urban comedy that's laced with hilarious gags and slapstick!
Blu-ray Verdict: In 'Mo' Money' (1992) Johnny Stewart (Damon Wayans) is a hustler that plans on going legit after meeting an attractive woman named Amber (Stacey Dash).
So he gets a job as a mail room clerk and ends up stealing a credit card and goes on a shopping spree with his brother Seymour (Marlon Wayans).
Of course, a roguish executive finds out and extorts Johnny to do his nefarious bidding thereafter.
The funniest scenes are, in truth, every scene involving the beauty-challenged Charlotte! Also the scenes involving the lawyer that looks like a cross between Khujo Goodie of Goodie Mob and Rodney King is a hoot also!
Damon and Marlon work well together on screen and generate the most laughs. Stacey Dash is great also as Amber, but if you like to see the Wayans Brothers before they started making rubbish like Little Man, than this movie is for you.
A naïve but dedicated educator (Jon Lovitz) decides to teach at the roughest high school in L.A. and once he arrived at this new job, he finds out the conditions at this school is tough, violent and students don't want to know anything about higher education.
This educator befriends with an beautiful teacher (Tia Carrere) and an student (Mekhi Phifer), who wants an education. But this student has troubles with his previous gang members, especially with the leader (Guillermo Diaz) - who still wants him to sell drugs on the streets.
This educator also has trouble with passionless principal (Oscar-winner Louise Fletcher) but he finds a way to teach his most unlikely students and gives them hope for education; which they never had before.
Directed by Canadian actor Hart Bochner (PCU), 'High School High' (1996) is an amusing comedy that spoofs films like Dangerous Minds, Stand and Deliver, The Deer Hunter and other memorable films.
Lovitz is extremely likable and he has some very big laughs in this silly comedy although this comic spoof is unusually realistic at other moments, it has to be said.
The film has an good message for any students for those who want an education and to have a bright future, but it is also hard to nail down the true directive sometimes. Ambitious, to be sure, but always watchable. This is a Widescreen Presentation (1.85:1) enhanced for 16x9 TVs.
'Mo' Money & High School High' [Double Feature] [Blu-Ray] is out June 4th, 2019 via Mill Creek Entertainment.