Hangin' With the Homeboys

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

Hangin' With the Homeboys
  • Movie
  • 88 minutes