Generic hip-hop soundtrack? Check. Aerial stock footage of milieu? Check. Hardy-har homophobia and misogyny? Check. Emasculated sub-Gump white dude played by Jay Mohr? Double check. That’s right, King’s Ransom is the latest ”urban” comedy, starring the now-ubiquitous Anthony Anderson as Chicago marketing mogul Malcolm King, a jackass with plenty of enemies. In the course of staging his own kidnapping to avoid a divorce settlement, something goes very wrong. Get out! The script — basically an improv scene sprawling to feature length — is as oddly paced and loose as infant stool.
(KING'S RANSOM: Takashi Seida)
Genre: Comedy; Starring: Anthony Anderson, Loretta Devine, Donald Faison, Jay Mohr; Director: Jeff Byrd; Author: Wayne Conley; Release Date Wide: 04/22/2005; Status: In Season; Runtime (in minutes): 95; MPAA Rating: PG-13; Distributor: New Line Cinema
Posted May 4 2005 — 12:00 AM EDT
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