The trajectories of two opposing romantic relationships are fodder for this African-American screwball comedy from co-writer, star, and director Rusty Cundieff. Montel (Cundieff) and Clyde (Joe Torry) stars as friends who couldn't be less alike. An introverted photographer, Montel wants to meet the one right girl for him and settle down to build a family, while Clyde is a flamboyant womanizer just out for a good time. At a party, they meet Adina (Paula Jai Parker), a sexy golddigger seeking a wealthy husband with robotic determination, and her shy law clerk friend Brandy (Tisha Campbell). The couples pair off in predictable combinations, but while the brief encounter between Clyde and Adina quickly implodes when she discovers that Clyde's success is an act and his Porsche is borrowed, the relationship between Montel and Brandy blooms into a true romance. Eventually, they decide to marry, leaving Clyde and Adina to reunite in a selfish scheme to break their best friends up using whatever treacherous means they can employ.
- MPAA Rating: R
- Genre(s): Comedy
- Run Time: 105min.
- Theatrical Release Date: 05/14/1997
- DVD Release Date: 10/14/1998
Paula Jai Parker
- Themes: Faltering Friendships,Twentysomething Life,Wedding Bells
- Tone: Biting,Easygoing,Humorous,Literate,Quirky,Wry
Black [race], clerk, conspiracy, deception, friendship, golddigger, introvert, love, machismo, on-the-rocks, party, passion, photography, romance
- Language: English