The halftime marching-band blowouts made famous by traditionally African-American universities like Morris Brown College (which struts its stuff here) provide the booming backdrop for Drumline’s otherwise overplayed plot. A financially strained wunderkind (Nick Cannon) gets a scholarship to do his drum thang but must overcome his cockiness before he can succeed. Showing the same flair of his ”Whassup” ads, director Charles Stone III jazzes up the film’s more predictable moments with an energy that’s hard to beat.
(Drumline: Zade Rosenthal)
Genre: Comedy, Musical; Starring: Nick Cannon, Zoe Saldana, Orlando Jones, Leonard Roberts; Director: Charles Stone; Author: Tina F. Chism, Shawn Schepps; Release Date Wide: 12/13/2002; Runtime (in minutes): 119; MPAA Rating: PG-13; Distributor: 20th Century Fox Film Corporation
Posted April 18 2003 — 12:00 AM EDT
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