Made in America MADE IN AMERICA (PG-13) A rattletrap vehicle-but Whoopi Goldberg and Ted Danson gaze at each other with such wanton goo-goo eyes that the screen just… Made in America MADE IN AMERICA (PG-13) A rattletrap vehicle-but Whoopi Goldberg and Ted Danson gaze at each other with such wanton goo-goo eyes that the screen just… PG-13 Comedy Ted Danson Whoopi Goldberg Nia Long Will Smith Paul Rodriguez Jennifer Tilly Michael Douglas
Movie Review

MADE IN AMERICA (1993)

MPAA Rating: PG-13
EW's GRADE
C+

Details Rated: PG-13; Genre: Comedy; With: Ted Danson, Whoopi Goldberg, Nia Long and Will Smith

MADE IN AMERICA (PG-13) A rattletrap vehicle-but Whoopi Goldberg and Ted Danson gaze at each other with such wanton goo-goo eyes that the screen just about glows. The first half hour, in which Afrocentric single mom Sarah Matthews (Goldberg) learns that her visit to a sperm bank 18 years ago resulted in her being impregnated by a shamelessly vulgar, good-ol'-boy car salesman (Danson), plays like the pilot for a sitcom you'd never want to see. After a while, the garish jokes about masturbation and TV advertising give way to a connect-the-dots interracial love affair; you can feel every dumb twist coming 20 minutes ahead of time. Yet damned if Goldberg and Danson don't have a loosey-goosey charm. The movie is a crock, but an oddly zesty one-a crock spilling over with hormones. C+

Originally posted Jun 18, 1993 Published in issue #175 Jun 18, 1993 Order article reprints
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