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Movie Review: Ghetto Physics


Today the movie to review is Will Arntz’ and E. Raymond Brown’s Ghetto Physics: Will the Real Pimps and Ho’s Please Stand Up!

Ghetto Physics is about the affiliation between the pimp and the ho and how that relationship can be extrapolated into politics, the economy, and even one’s everyday encounters. While the overall message of the film is positive — in order to make the world a better place one must change oneself from within first — the presentation is stretched too thin. The film is comprised of faux interviews of Brown intertwined with a classroom scenario in which the viewer gets lectured at. The interviewees and students in the classroom are used to asked loaded questions so that Brown can expound upon what he wants. To say the least, strictly from a filmmaking approach, it is a fickle way to get a message across.

What was special about Will Arntz’s last film, What the Bleep Do We Know?, was that it presented new and interesting ideas on the universe and the world we live in with great visual metaphors. Ghetto Physics just seems to be one man’s lecture on how you should live your life. Considering I was a fan of What the Bleep, Ghetto Physics was a let-down: a fine idea, however a not-so-good follow-through. On a positive note, there are a slew of notable thinkers, movers, and shakers from Princeton’s Dr. Cornell West all the way to rap icons Too Short and KRS-ONE. Unfortunately, while hearing what they have to say about the pimp game is interesting, I will not stand up.

–Jeff P

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Ghetto Physics is having select screenings around the US right now. You can check out the trailer and other promotional materials on the website for the film.

Jeff P is a movie-lover and a writer for the website TastesFunny.net.

5 Comments

  1. Look forward to watching this in L.A Oct 22nd!!! Making it a girl nite out with my friends and going to the after party yay!!!!

  2. My friend in Atlanta just this movie this past weekend and said it was pretty good. Krs-One and Dr Cornel West had alot of intresting things to say. Im in L.A so cant wait to watch it here Oct 22nd. There’s an after party????

  3. yo im so down to go… so its this oct. 22, in la right…. right got it =) i seen a few clips on it and im looking forward for the day its out …

  4. HEY GIRL OK I GOT THE DATE IT S OCT.22, IN LA “GHETTOPHYSICS” RIGHT AND THE AFTER PARTY ??? I WANT TO GO TOO….

  5. This movie looks pretty good. I wonder if it will spark some controversy in the US because it is a pretty controversial film. Cant wait to watch it in LA on October 22nd

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