Rating: 4 Stars
Imagine Risky Business taking place in Inglewood. A geek and his two geeky friends just want to survive their tough neighborhood and go off to college.
A girl enters the picture (as usually happens in such movies) which ends up greatly complicating matters. Malcolm ends up with a gun and a bag full of dope that he has to get rid of without being arrested and/or killed.
Hijinks ensue. There are happy endings all around.
The dialog was clever. The slippery slope bit was worth the price of admission all by itself.
Placing this plot in this setting is a great concept for both cinematic and political reasons. Unfortunately, I don’t think it made a lot of money but hopefully it made enough to allow production / distribution companies to takes risks on movies like this so that there can be greater diversity in released movies.