Where’s The Money review by Bobby Blakey
The comedy genre struggles to find its audience with so many of them getting released, but sadly more often than not they fail to deliver the laughs. The latest Where’s the Money features a great cast including Andrew “King Bach” Bachelor, Kat Graham, Logan Paul, Method Man, Mike Epps and Terry Crews, but could it have the laughs to back it up or will it be a swing and a miss?
Where’s the Money follows a quick-witted young man from the streets of South Central Los Angeles, learns that his still-in-prison father and just-out-of-jail uncle stole a million dollars and stashed it in the basement of an old flophouse. There’s just one problem: A major university is encroaching on the ’hood and that old flophouse is a newly gentrified (all-white) fraternity house. Now, with the help of his dream woman and best friend, Del must rush the frat, ingratiate himself with the fraternity brothers, and grab the cash before his crazy, gun-wielding uncle or a local gangster get there first. Going into this film I didn’t expect much as it looked like it was going to be another of those forced comedies that is a pain to get through. Thankfully it ended up being a lot funnier than I had expected thanks to the cast involved. Here everyone appeared to be having fun and the old school simple format makes it work. There are some great laugh out loud moments here all wrapped up in a film you have seen a thousand times, but somehow I still had fun with it.
This is one that won’t likely end up on the top of anyone’s list, but if you are a fan of anyone involved you will likely have some fun. There is a little bit of everything from gross out gags to racially charged stupidity making it one that will no doubt find its audience. Grab your copy of Where’s the Money available now on DVD from Lionsgate Home Entertainment.