Mike D'Angelo
August 08, 1997 AT 04:00 AM EDT

Booty Call

type
Movie
Current Status
In Season
mpaa
R
performer
Tommy Davidson, Vivica A. Fox, Jamie Foxx, Tamala Jones, Nia Long, Larenz Tate, Theodore Witcher, Bernie Mac
director
Jeff Pollack
genre
Comedy, Romance

We gave it a C

No, Booty Call has nothing to do with pirates and their ill-gotten gain. Then again, maybe there is: Two modern-day swashbucklers (Jamie Foxx and Tommy Davidson) yearn to plunder two willing maidens (Vivica A. Fox and Tamala Jones), but first they have to locate a couple of sheaths for their swords, if you know what I mean. That one of the fellas is called Bunz and one of the gals is named Lysterine is typical of the level of invention in this frequently likably lowbrow farce. The nonstop good-time atmosphere makes for ideal party viewing, and a few outrageously raunchy set pieces pay off — you won’t soon forget the brothers’ misunderstanding of the concept of the dental dam (you’ll want to rewind and watch the setup again). But most of the time, the amiable foursome is left ambling aimlessly from one so-so sketch concept to the next: four characters in search of a comedy. C

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