Dave's Rating:


… stupid and useless.

Who's in It: Cedric the Entertainer, Lucy Liu, Nicollette Sheridan

The Basics: Cedric is a janitor with amnesia who may or may not be a special-ops secret agent. He can't remember, and no one's telling him. But he's got a computer chip stashed on him somewhere, and bad guys want it, and Sheridan is one of them. Liu, meanwhile, is an undercover agent who knows she's an agent, but maybe he can't trust her either, even though she calls him Boo, which is kind of sweet, you know? The rest is about watching Cedric do wacky stuff like dress up in a Swiss folk outfit and clog dance. But it could be a lot worse. It could be Adam Sandler or Pauly Shore or Roberto Benigni. When you think of it like that, you begin to count your blessings.

What's the Deal? This movie is stupid and useless. But when you just let it be its own stupid, useless self then that's when you realize that in the Universe of Stupid and Useless Movies, it's not one of the most horrible ones. Like say you were bored, and your friends said, "Hey, do you want to go see the stupid, useless Cedric the Entertainer movie where he's a secret-agent janitor?" You could say, "OK, whatever" and not hate yourself too much later.

Funnier Than: The Honeymooners, Be Cool, Johnson Family Vacation

Curiously Recurring Motif: There's a noticeable amount of butt humor in this movie. You think it's going to be specific, but it's all over the place. Male, female, straight, gay, verbal, visual, everything. It's the Buttiest Movie of 2007. I know it's only January, but I feel it might hold the title for the next 12 months.

For Fans of: Undercover Brother and Desperate Housewives.


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