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Hangin' With the Homeboys

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Hangin' With the Homeboys

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
R
runtime:
88 minutes
performer:
Doug E. Doug, John Leguizamo, Mario Joyner, Nestor Serrano
director:
Joseph B. Vasquez
distributor:
New Line Cinema
author:
68804
genre:
Comedy, Drama

We gave it a B

Four buddies from the South Bronx, two black and two Puerto Rican, head for the pleasures of Manhattan on a Friday night. They crash a party and a car, go after girls, get nabbed jumping subway turnstiles, squeeze into a single booth to watch a peep show in Times Square, and discover a few home truths along the way. No mindless melange of boyz-on-the-loose misadventures, Joseph B. Vasquez’s movie has unexpected depth, especially in its depiction of the simmering racial tensions between the boys. The writing is sharp and the characters sure, with a crackerjack cast of John Leguizamo, Doug E. Doug, Mario Joyner, and Nestor Serrano. The direction is a touch amateurish, but that’s a liability and refreshing at the same time. At loose ends on a Friday night, anyone anywhere would do well to consider Hangin’ With the Homeboys B

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