Where do I start?
This is yet another movie added to the Chrubi (Chris + Tubi) Universe. As usual, I appreciate the creativity. However, I think if Chris and Marques hire one or two more writers to clean up the script editing awkward and or out of place lines or lines that are mediocre at worst...hahaha, would definitely enhance the movie. Hearing little Katie constantly calling her brother brother, was so cringe. Olga constantly yelling at little Katie...cringe. The way Zonniques (I forgot her characters name) "uncle" kept looking her up and down and hugging her...cringe. I guess I can blame that on direction vs script. The young lady who dies by falling down the stairs had JUST LEFT THE ROOM. When they are in interrogation, one of the friends say she went on a date. She didn't even make it to the date so that line could have easily been an explanation of how they didn't see anything and she was on her way to a date...yes...no??? That example might sound small but if this were a real life situation, you wouldn't tell the cops someone went somewhere they didn't go. When I watch a movie, I want to be immersed in the movie and forget I'm watching something. I want to be apart of it which is why it's challenging to rate a lot of movies anything over a 4.
They hire c-z list actors and rightfully so. I'm all for employing those who aren't necessarily a or b list especially in the black community. Love, love, love that. That being said, I can write about the acting, but it's no point. It actually wasn't terrible....from everyone. Little Katie (idk her real name) is cringy at times. Olga, while absolutely gorgeous and I loved watching her melanin on screen, was super cringy like omg. I love Cynthia Bailey but her character and characters divorce storyline was cringe. She's not the best actress either and I doubt she's planning to be - sis needs a bag and is expressing her talents, I respect that - but I will say, she did a lot better than she did in the stepmother movie. This time around her character had a little more substance and purpose. I guess with more to work with she can show us a little more of what she herself is working with acting wise...but it doesn't change what I said about her character being cringe.
This story had some potential but it felt underdeveloped and left me feeling underwhelmed.
It just so happened that the brother was able to get all the kids at the same college at the same time? Yea, ok, sure. That's laughable. When the cops came to let the family know the parents died, why only ask if the youngest child is home when there's a whole 18 year old grown man they could've spoken to? There are more questions, some plot holes and bad angles at time, but it's a watch I guess. Definitely won't be circling back, but at least I can cross it off the Tubi original watch list. I would have given this a 4 if not for all the cringe moments. I wish I could do halves because this could've been a 2.5 from me.
Rock the Boat
Drama / Mystery / Thriller
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