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"WHITE CHICKS"
(2004) (Shawn Wayans, Marlon Wayans) (PG-13)

Alcohol/
Drugs
Blood/Gore Disrespectful/
Bad Attitude
Frightening/
Tense Scenes
Guns/
Weapons
Moderate Mild *Heavy Minor Heavy
Imitative
Behavior
Jump
Scenes
Music
(Scary/Tense)
Music
(Inappropriate)
Profanity
Moderate None Minor Moderate Heavy
Sex/
Nudity
Smoking Tense Family
Scenes
Topics To
Talk About
Violence
Heavy Mild Minor Moderate Heavy


QUICK TAKE:
Comedy: Two black male FBI agents go undercover as white heiresses to try to thwart a kidnapping plan.
PLOT:
Kevin Copeland (SHAWN WAYANS) and Marcus Copeland (MARLON WAYANS) are two well-intentioned FBI agents who bungle one task after another. As a result, while their rivals Agents Jake Harper (LOCHLYN MUNRO) and Vincent Gomez (EDDIE VELEZ) are assigned to investigate a kidnapping threat against spoiled socialites Brittany (MAITLAND WARD) and Tiffany Wilson (ANNE DUDEK), chief Elliot Gordon (FRANKIE FAISON) only has Kevin and Marcus escorting the women to a hotel in the Hamptons.

When they bungle that and the sisters receive minor facial abrasions that will prevent them from being seen in public, Marcus and Kevin realize they have only one choice. Despite being black, male and several years older, they will go undercover and pose as the white Wilson sisters.

The litmus test is when they meet the Wilson's fellow socialites, Karen (BUSY PHILIPPS), Lisa (JENNIFER CARPENTER) and Tori (JESSICA CAUFFIEL), but the three attribute the changes in appearance to cosmetic surgery. Of course, their archenemies, Heather (JAIME KING) and Megan Vandergeld (BRITTANY DANIEL) -- daughters of wealthy businessman Warren Vandergeld (JOHN HEARD) -- could care less how they look and are more interested in dissing them.

As Marcus and Kevin try to get used to their new personalities, Marcus must not only deal with his jealous wife, Gina (FAUNE CHAMBERS), thinking he's cheating on her, but he must also contend with the forward advances of pro athlete Latrell Spencer (TERRY CREWS) who's attracted to white women. Meanwhile, Kevin tries to impress Denise Porter (ROCHELLE AYTES), a reporter covering the social scene. While doing so, they hope to uncover and thwart the kidnapping plot and thus save their reputations and jobs.

WILL KIDS WANT TO SEE IT?
If they're fans of anyone in the cast, they might.
WHY THE MPAA RATED IT: PG-13
For crude and sexual humor, language and some drug content.
CAST AS ROLE MODELS:
  • SHAWN WAYANS plays a FBI agent who goes undercover with Marcus, posing as young white socialites. He uses some profanity and lies to Denise in an attempt to impress her.
  • MARLON WAYANS plays his FBI partner and brother who also goes undercover in drag. He uses some profanity, and must deal with both his jealous wife and Latrell's amorous advances.
  • JAIME KING and BRITTANY DANIEL play rich sisters who try to undermine Marcus and Kevin who they believe to be their social archrivals.
  • LOCHLYN MUNRO and EDDIE VELEZ play Marcus and Kevin's FBI agent rivals who make fun of the two and participate in verbal sexual questions about who they'd sleep with.
  • JOHN HEARD plays a corrupt businessman who goes to desperate measures to earn money.
  • ROCHELLE AYTES plays a reporter who's wooed by Kevin.
  • FAUNE CHAMBERS plays Marcus' extremely jealous wife who arrives to confront him.
  • TERRY CREWS plays a pro athlete who's very forward in his advances toward Marcus in drag (thinking he's a she).
  • CAST, CREW, & TECHNICAL INFO

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    OUR WORD TO PARENTS:
    The following is a brief summary of the content found in this comedy that's been rated PG-13. Profanity consists of at least 3 "s" words and a number of slang terms for sex, while numerous colorful phrases are uttered.

    Various instances of sexually related dialogue and humor are present, and women and men are shown in various states of revealing attire (and some off-camera, female full frontal nudity occurs - where others see it but we don't). Some sexualized dancing is seen, and a male pro athlete repeatedly comes on to one of the guys who's in drag (he doesn't know that, but it's some gay-themed humor).

    Two men are shot and wounded (with a little blood on their clothing), while other fighting and gunfire is present. Various characters have varying degrees of bad attitudes, while crude humor (involving loud diarrhea, farting and vomiting) occurs.

    Some characters drink and/or smoke, while some drug humor (powder on a woman's face mistaken for cocaine) is present, as is some inappropriate music and imitative behavior. Should you still be concerned about the film's appropriateness for yourself or anyone else in your home, you may want to look more closely at our detailed listings for more specific information regarding the film's content.

    For those concerned with bright flashes of light on the screen, some of that occurs late in the film in a near strobe-like fashion.



    ALCOHOL OR DRUG USE
  • Kevin and Marcus think they're busting some guys for selling drugs (but it turns out to be ice cream instead).
  • We see beer in Marcus' fridge.
  • Marcus tells his wife that he went to a bar with another person and had some drinks.
  • Miscellaneous people drink.
  • Various people drink at a dinner.
  • One of the guys puts too much facial powder on Karen's face (unbeknownst to her). One of her enemies tells her, "Clean it up, coke whore" and a guy (who was drinking from a bottle) asks if she has any more (thinking it's cocaine).
  • Denise and others have drinks.
  • The Vandergeld sisters get a guy to throw a football so that it hits a beer keg, causing it to spray Marcus, Kevin and their female friends.
  • Miscellaneous people have drinks.
  • Latrell orders some champagne for himself and Marcus and we later see wine on their table.
  • Kevin asks Denise if she'd like something to drink and she asks for some wine. We then see them having some.
  • Miscellaneous people drink in a club where Latrell orders drinks for him and Marcus.
  • A guy gives Latrell a date rape drug to give to Marcus.
  • We hear a drunken girl repeatedly vomit into a sink.
  • We see Harper and Gomez with many empty shot glasses in front of them.
  • Miscellaneous people have drinks.
  • BLOOD/GORE
  • One of the Wilson sisters comments on her dog pooping in its cage. Later, more such humor occurs (with people reacting to the smell from the cage).
  • After running off the road and crashing (played for laughs), the Wilson sisters have very tiny cuts on their face (one on the nose, the other below her lip).
  • Marcus races into a bathroom after realizing he's consumed some dairy products (he's lactose intolerant) and fakes having menstrual cramps (with one girl asking if he needs a tampon). Karen, Lisa and Tori join him (thinking he's a Wilson sister) and then hear various loud and exaggerated farting and other such sounds as we see Kevin reacting (in exaggerated fashion) to his intestinal distress (all played for laughs).
  • Trying to gross out Latrell while in drag, Marcus lets out a loud fart in a restaurant (with Latrell and a dog reacting to the smell). Latrell says that they're going to get along fine and then lets out one himself, making a fart-related comment.
  • We hear a drunken girl repeatedly vomit into a sink. We then see some vomit on her face and she then puts her hand (that presumably has vomit on it) on one of the guy's faces.
  • We see a tiny bit of blood on two men's clothing after they've been shot.
  • DISRESPECTFUL/BAD ATTITUDE
  • Those responsible for the attempted kidnapping and threatening of (and shooting at) others obviously have bad attitudes (as portrayed in a comedy).
  • A young woman jokingly complains that another slept with a third's boyfriend, prompting the accused to say, "So what? I sleep with everyone's boyfriend."
  • Some viewers might not like Marcus making a joking suicide gesture with his tie.
  • A guy does a whistle cat-call aimed at Kevin and Marcus when they're dressed as women. One then makes the sexual comment about loving to be able to "cut that cake."
  • A young woman says that the Wilson sisters (really Marcus and Kevin in drag) had their lips changed from Cameron Diaz to Jay-Z (a joke -- on the film's part -- on them having stereotypically large black lips).
  • Kevin and Marcus make various joking racist comments toward Hispanic FBI agent Gomez (about Taco Bell, Wolfgang Taco, etc.).
  • Marcus' wife is jealous to the point of being out of control.
  • A guy grabs a purse from one of the guys dressed as a woman and takes off.
  • A person uses the term "retards."
  • The Vandergeld sisters get a guy to throw a football so that it hits a beer keg, causing it to spray Marcus, Kevin and their female friends.
  • Kevin lies to Denise about who he is to try to impress her. He then acts like a valet so that he can take Latrell's car and then take Denise back to Latrell's place (acting like it's his).
  • A guy gives Latrell a date rape drug to give to Marcus.
  • Gina finds Marcus in a bra (making her think he's having an affair) and he lies to her about what's happening (about him being undercover on the job).
  • We see a person who's in cahoots with Vandergeld.
  • Some rich guys have bad attitudes and view women just as sexual conquests (with one stating he's going to cheat on his girlfriend). When Karen says she felt like a doormat, the guy says something to the effect of her being lucky to be that.
  • The Vandergeld sisters try to ruin a runway show for Marcus and Kevin.
  • FRIGHTENING SCENES
  • A small dog on a leash ends up on the outside of an SUV's windshield and then hanging out the passenger side window as the driver tries to pull the dog in and avoid oncoming traffic as they swerve across the lanes (played for comedy but some might find it suspenseful).
  • GUNS/WEAPONS
  • Handguns/Machine guns: Carried and/or used to threaten, shoot at and wound others. See "Violence" for details.
  • IMITATIVE BEHAVIOR
  • Phrases: "This is some Jerry Springer sh*t," "You d*ck," "Big ass," "Chewing my ass," "Sucks," "Chicks," "Blackie Chan," "Where the hell am I supposed to sit?" "So frickin' pissed," "Toad," "(I'm gonna have a) BF" (bitch fit), "Screw up," "Freaking," "You little witch," "The Beverly Ho-billies," "Squeeze me?" "Klep-ho-maniac," "Move it, bitch," "Oh jeez," "Your ass is mine," "Losers table," "Coke whore," "Dirty geezer," "Skank," "Retards," "Hasta la vista, Schwarze-negro," "Buffy the white girl slayer," "Oh Cotton-tail" (followed by "I'm coming nigger"), "What the hell are you doing?" "Sicko," "Time to totally kick ass," "Ass-wipe," "My ass," "You hit like a bitch," "Giga-boo," "Will you shut up?" and "Pissed off."
  • It's possible the film could inspire some boys to dress up like women for laughs.
  • Two twenty-something sisters wear midriff-revealing tops, short skirts and one adjusts her clothed breasts and has a pierced navel.
  • To keep Marcus from being heard over the phone, Kevin grabs his clothed crotch and holds on, causing him some pain.
  • Kevin and Marcus (acting like the Wilson sisters) get into a "your mother's so stupid" verbal exchange with Heather and Megan. One such joke is about a mother being so old that her breast milk is powder and of the guys then blows powder out from his closed hand.
  • Kevin stomps down on a man's foot to make him raise his hand during an auction for Marcus.
  • Trying to gross out Latrell while on a date with him (in drag), Marcus places his large, bare foot on the table and then bites off part of a toenail with his mouth (spitting out the piece that lands in a glass of wine). He then eats a copious amount of food (with his hands), has it all over his face, and talks with his mouth full of food. He then exposes his bare belly that has a ring of masculine hair around his belly button.
  • Some women wear midriff-revealing tops.
  • JUMP SCENES
    None.
    MUSIC (SCARY/TENSE)
  • A tiny bit of comedy-based suspense music plays in the film.
  • MUSIC (INAPPROPRIATE)
  • Some songs had lyrics that we couldn't hear or understand, thus presenting the possibility of them potentially containing objectionable material.
  • A song has a lyric about how a woman looks from behind and that the "chick" was a "hotty."
  • The term "nigger" is used in a song with Marcus and Kevin repeating the lyrics. Karen, Lisa and Tori are shocked, but Kevin and Marcus (who are acting white) say that no one's around to hear and then all five sing those lyrics.
  • PROFANITY
  • At least 3 "s" words, 7 slang terms for sex ("booty call," "do," "done it," "boinking," "bone" and "hitting"), 1 slang term using male genitals ("d*ck"), 1 for breasts ("boobs"), 11 asses, 8 damns, 3 hells, 28 uses of "Oh my God," 4 of "Oh God" and 1 use each of "G-damn" and "God."
  • SEX/NUDITY
  • Marcus asks his wife that if he were cheating on her, wouldn't he need more than two minutes (since she's upset that he's 2 minutes late returning home). She then makes a face, suggesting his speed at sex.
  • Two twenty-something sisters wear midriff-revealing tops, short skirts and one adjusts her clothed breasts.
  • A young woman jokingly complains that another slept with a third's boyfriend, prompting the accused to say, "So what? I sleep with everyone's boyfriend."
  • We see fake rubber breasts in a case.
  • A guy does a whistle cat-call aimed at Kevin and Marcus when they're dressed as women. One then makes the sexual comment about loving to be able to "cut that cake."
  • One of the guy's fake breasts knock over some things on a hotel counter (while dressed as a woman). He says (as a woman) that they're new and the other agent (also posing as a woman) grabs one and says that they feel so real.
  • A guy says that he'd still "bone" one of the Wilson sisters.
  • Latrell spots Marcus in drag (thinking he's a woman) and says that she's what he likes -- a white girl with a black girl's "ass" -- and states that he's taking "that" home. He then asks her/him if she's naughty or nice and then says "Once you go black, you're gonna need a wheelchair."
  • We see a large photo of Vandergeld's daughters in bikini tops.
  • Tori wants some clothes that state that she's not a whore, but not a virgin either.
  • As one of the girls tries to help Marcus slip into a very tight-fitting outfit (as Gina listens on the phone, but neither she nor the woman realizes the truth behind the situation), various bits of double entendres (on the part of the film) are stated. During this Gina hears the woman stating that he's never going to get that big old head in this tiny hole; it's almost in; push it; him stating "It's so tight" and her saying that it's a perfect fit. Gina obviously thinks they're having sex, especially when Marcus makes exaggerated, strained and then relieved sounds of trying to put on that outfit.
  • Kevin (dressed as a woman) watches one of his female friends getting dressed and the camera pans up her body (showing her in her small black panties) as she does so.
  • Karen shows cleavage in several scenes.
  • We see part of Marcus' butt in his shorts as he struggles to pull on a outfit.
  • Gomez and Harper engage in a verbal "who would you do" (have sex with) game on several occasions, with Gomez asking about Janet Reno vs. Rosie O'Donnell. Later, Gomez offers the options of Carmen Electra and Pamela Anderson but then adds that both have yeast infections. He later asks Harper to choose between RuPaul and Whoopi Goldberg.
  • We see a guy in his boxers.
  • One of the guys uses the excuse of "cleaning our vaginas" about why it's taking them time to get to the door to let in their female friends (as the guys scramble to put on their drag outfits).
  • The term "booty call" is used sexually.
  • Karen tells one of her friends, "Don't act like you haven't done it before" (meaning sex).
  • Marcus and Kevin hit and flip some men (to the floor and into each other) who they believe are kidnappers (but are really strippers who do kidnapping as part of their routine).
  • Denise shows cleavage in a bikini top.
  • We see Latrell (from the front and then a close-up shot from down between his legs looking up) in a small bathing suit with a pronounced bulge in the front.
  • Kevin jokingly tells Marcus (who's going on a date in drag with Latrell) that if he needs to use protection to tell Latrell that there's an extra shower curtain in the bathroom (referencing it as a condom).
  • Latrell tells Marcus (in drag) that he won't bite "her" unless she wants him to.
  • Latrell pats Marcus on the butt and then asks a waiter to bring them some oysters. He states that they're aphrodisiacs, slurps one down and then excuses himself for his tongue, saying that it's kind of big (he then licks the end of the oyster shell as if performing cunnilingus).
  • We see a painting of Latrell on a wall in his house. He's nude and only covered in parts with a fur (nothing explicit is seen).
  • Latrell tells Marcus (in drag) that he likes a woman with a little cushion for the "pushin.'"
  • Harper finds lacy panties on a hotel floor and then smells them close several times, telling Gomez that he's "smelling chicks underwear." He then realizes that they're one of the guy's and Gomez says that he's disgusting.
  • A guy says about a young woman, "You hitting that one?" and a person says that the woman "puts E in easy." The first guy then says that he's "boinking" someone tonight.
  • A guy gives Latrell a date rape drug to give to Marcus (in drag), but Marcus switches the glasses and Latrell unknowingly takes it. Later, it has an effect on him and we see him dancing on the dance floor shirtless. We also see the first guy on the same drug and acting slightly amorous toward a small dog that he's holding. The next morning, he wakes up and caresses the hair of the person in bed with him, but it turns out to be that first guy (both then scream when they realize this).
  • Some women in a club perform some sexualized dancing (including some lesbian style bits), prompting the Vandergeld sisters to get up on the bar and do the same (with various sexy moves). They then get into a dance off with Karen, Lisa and Tori with more sexualized dance moves.
  • We see the Wilson sisters in their bras (and there's a brief panty shot).
  • One of the guy's fake rubber breasts is thrown into a bowl.
  • Gina finds Marcus in a bra (making her think he's having an affair) and he lies to her about what's happening (about him being undercover on the job). He then tells her, "It's not what you think. It's a man."
  • A FBI agent thinks that the real Wilson sisters are really Marcus and Kevin and thus tries to pull off one's "mask" (pulling on her head). He then rips off one's shirt (exposing her breasts -- we don't see them -- but everyone in the room does -- and a person says, "Those are nice"). He then pulls down her skirt (we don't see anything, but everyone else does).
  • One of the Vandergeld sister's shows cleavage and then raises her leg up alongside a fashion show runway coordinator. She asks, "Who do you have to sleep with to get into this show?" and he (being gay) replies that she's barking up the wrong tree.
  • Karen tells a guy, "You think I'm just a booty call."
  • One of the girls asks one of the guys in drag, "Are you, like, a lesbian?"
  • Various amounts of skin are seen in a fashion show.
  • Latrell is only upset that Marcus isn't white (and doesn't care about him being a man) when the latter's identity is finally revealed.
  • SMOKING
  • Both Kevin and Marcus have unlit cigars while undercover in character.
  • Tori smokes twice, Vandergeld twice holds an unlit cigar and a minor character holds an unlit cigar.
  • TENSE FAMILY SCENES
    Gina's jealousy puts a strain on her marriage with Marcus.
    TOPICS TO TALK ABOUT
  • FBI agents.
  • Rich socialites.
  • Satire.
  • Jealousy.
  • A guy gives Latrell a date rape drug to give to Marcus (in drag).
  • One of the film's jokes is about a normal young woman obsessed with the thoughts that she's fat, stating she looks like a celebrity before her weight-reduction surgery.
  • VIOLENCE
  • Thinking they're busting some criminals, Kevin and Marcus fight several guys with punches (to faces and bodies), hitting one on the head with something made of glass and one driving two men into store displays. When the real bad guys enter the store, a gun battle breaks out between them and the FBI agents (with handguns and machine guns). Lots of property damage occurs, but no one is hit.
  • After running off the road and crashing (played for laughs) with the airbag hitting the driver in the face, the Wilson sisters have very tiny cuts on their face (one on the nose, the other below her lip).
  • To keep Marcus from being heard over the phone, Kevin grabs his clothed crotch and holds on, causing him some pain.
  • A guy is hit in the crotch.
  • While dressed as a woman but not recognizing what he's doing, Kevin keeps whacking Denise on the shoulder, causing her some pain.
  • Marcus sprays Mace (or something similar) into Latrell's eyes.
  • One of the women helps Marcus put on a tight-fitting outfit that involves yanking up both his pants and then his underwear from behind (racking and giving him a wedgie).
  • A guy grabs a purse from one of the guys dressed as a woman and takes off. The guy then chases after the snatcher (who knocks a person down) and eventually dives and tackles him to the street.
  • A serving tray hits one of the girls on the head as it passes by.
  • Kevin stomps down on a man's foot to make him raise his hand during an auction for Marcus.
  • Marcus and Kevin hit and flip some men (to the floor and into each other) who they believe are kidnappers (but are really strippers who do kidnapping as part of their routine).
  • One of the guys (in drag) throws a football back to a jerk hard enough that it knocks him backwards.
  • Latrell's dog knocks down Kevin, bites at his leg and then drags him off into another room. We then see cracks in a closed door as the dog jumps on it from the other side.
  • A FBI agent thinks that the real Wilson sisters are really Marcus and Kevin and thus tries to pull off one's "mask" (pulling on her head).
  • A Wilson sister punches an FBI agent (seen from his point of view).
  • One of the guys in drag punches a rich jerk in the face.
  • Various models fall or are knocked off a runway stage.
  • The Vandergeld sisters try to ruin a runway show for Marcus and Kevin, but end up falling from some scaffolding and land on the stage (with paint landing on them).
  • One of the FBI agents in drag runs and jumps on a Chinese dragon display, knocking down the people beneath it who have grabbed a young woman in a kidnapping ploy.
  • A gun is fired into the air, followed by some punching and a guy hitting one of the FBI agents in drag over the head with a chair. In turn, the agent knocks that person back through a display of stacked glasses.
  • Vandergeld holds a gun on the real Wilson sisters.
  • Vandergeld shoots at Denise, but Kevin knocks her out of the way in time. He then shoots at Marcus, but Latrell dives in the way to take the shot (wounding him). An agent then shoots and wounds Vandergeld.
  • Thinking she's the "other woman," Gina jumps on Kevin's back and has him in a headlock.



  • Reviewed June 17, 2004 / Posted June 23, 2004

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