Our Family Wedding: When Forest Whitaker, Carlos Mencia and a Goat on Viagra Collide

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How can I put this nicely? Let's see. Forest Whitaker hits bottom in... Hmm. No. A goat outperforms Carlos Mencia in... Ugh. This is hard! Stereotypes are roundly reinforced in... Arrrgh. The Our Family Wedding trailer is out, featuring the dream pairing of Oscar-winner Forest Whitaker and joke-thief Carlos Mencia. Perfect! Oh, and it's excruciating.

Really though, the compulsion to elaborate on what happens in this trailer is mitigated somewhat by the sadness of what it represents: A town that spends six months (or more) of any given year maneuvering actors out of perfectly respectable careers to awards-season royalty turns around and drops them into oblivion. On the one hand, it's refreshing that audiences will again see Whitaker in a film that doesn't involve intersecting tales of existential woe -- something actually in theaters before it veers off to DVD. On the other, his reading of the line, "There's a goat in the bathroom, and he's eating my Viagra!" is perhaps the most appropriate, devastating euphemism for "What the hell happened to me?" that any moviegoer will hear from a mainstream star this year.

Sincerely, not to be mean about it: Forest Whitaker is a great actor. Why is he chasing goats and berating Mencia's tow truck driver -- whose daughter (America Ferrera) is about to marry Whitaker's son (Lance Gross)? Am I overreacting? If you think so, perhaps it bears repeating: The goat is eating his Viagra. That is all.

VERDICT: By the way, who gave Carlos Mencia a movie? Screw Hollywood, seriously.



Comments

  • Old No.7 says:

    You've got to be kidding me.

  • Andy III says:

    I feel sick and sad at the same time. Sa-ick? Sa-ck?
    Has he been taking career advice from Cuba Gooding Jr.?

  • Martini Shark says:

    The tow truck scene -- I'm dying over here. When have you ever seen a guy driving a wrecker with a $200 haircut like that?!

  • Mitch says:

    "Forest Whitaker hits bottom in… Hmm"
    Ah ah ah, a certain Battlefield Earth would like to have a word with you.

  • Uncle Rosy says:

    Regina King and Forest Whitaker can't be that damn hungry or that bad of shape to pay a bill at.To take part in some mess like this along side a racist dude who like to use the word in his joke that he steal,yeah Carlos"No Talent"Mencia Comedy Central's Dave Chappelle replacemnet hate black people and that punk piss on us at chance,his clips are up on youtube.In the previews the cooning you see is King and Whitaker characters throwing cake batter at each other.Watch Tom Joyner,Michael Baisden,Rickey Smiley,Russ Parr and Steve Harvey push the hell out of this coon fest movie.

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