Booty Call

Booty Call

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Director: Jeff Pollack

Cast: Jamie Foxx, Tommy Davidson, Vivica A. Fox

     
 

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It's 3 a.m. -- do you know where your condoms are? That's one of the dilemmas befalling the characters in this raunchy comedy. Rushon (Tommy Davidson) is a mild-mannered Buppie who has been going out with his girlfriend Nikki (Tamala Jones) for about seven weeks; they seem to like each other well enough, but the relationship has been mainly platonic, and Nikki isn't

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It's 3 a.m. -- do you know where your condoms are? That's one of the dilemmas befalling the characters in this raunchy comedy. Rushon (Tommy Davidson) is a mild-mannered Buppie who has been going out with his girlfriend Nikki (Tamala Jones) for about seven weeks; they seem to like each other well enough, but the relationship has been mainly platonic, and Nikki isn't so sure that she wants that to change. Rushon asks Nikki out to dinner, but Nikki wants to bring along her tart-tongued friend Lysterine (Viveca A. Fox). Rushon has to find a date for her, and he comes up with his rude-boy buddy Bunz (Jamie Foxx). Lysterine and Bunz soon hit it off, and, to Rushon's surprise, Nikki decides it's time for their relationship to move to the physical level. Only one problem: this is the '90s, and all parties involved want to be sure they're practicing safe sex. Which means Rushon and Bunz have to find some condoms fast, before the evening's mood evaporates.

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It would be extreme generosity to credit Booty Call with anything other than popularizing a dubious catchphrase. And that's too bad, because some imagination could have pushed it toward the demented where-the-night-takes-you logic of Martin Scorcese's After Hours, another experiment in wee-hours absurdism conducted in the laboratory of New York City. The fruitless quest for condoms might be genius material for a lowbrow farce, but not with these people calling the shots. Screenwriters Takashi Bufford and Bootsie might have taunted these frustrated playas by forever dangling their quarry just out of reach, which would have doubled as a mild comment on the folly of their booty-or-bust mentality. But instead of throwing roadblocks in their path, the writers resort to misogyny by blaming the booty blockade on the capricious women -- sketched either as teasing prude (Tamala Jones) or insatiable freak (Vivica Fox) -- who balk at the imperfections of each newly procured prophylactic. (And for all its jokes about stamina, the film requires a pointless hospital scene at the end to last even a scant 70 minutes). Booty Call is maliciously indifferent about so many details that only the most insulting can really be named. In fact, even citing its near misses is too generous, since that involves the film in a discussion too discerning for such over-simplified vulgarity. Even though Booty Call qualified as a minor hit and zeitgeist moment, its only real score was to provide an early showcase for Jamie Foxx, who would find more satisfying conquests down the road.

Product Details

Release Date:
05/05/1998
UPC:
0043396949539
Original Release:
1997
Rating:
R
Source:
Sony Pictures

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Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Jamie Foxx Bunz
Tommy Davidson Rushon
Vivica A. Fox Lysterine
Tamala Jones Nikki
Art Malik Akmed
Ric Young Actor
Scott LaRose Singh
Gedde Watanabe Chan
Ammie Sin Yoyo
Bernie Mac Judge Peabody
Robert Bidaman Dr. Zevroloski
David Hemblen Dr. Blade
Amy Monique Waddell Argueing Woman

Technical Credits
Jeff Pollack Director
Jeffrey Steven Authors Asst. Director
Bootsie Screenwriter
Takashi Bufford Screenwriter
John M. Eckert Co-producer
Robert Folk Score Composer
Douglas Ganton Sound/Sound Designer
Christopher Greenbury Editor
Sandra Kybartas Production Designer
John Morrissey Producer
Ron Orieux Cinematographer
J. Stanford Parker Screenwriter
Armando Sgrignuoli Art Director
Mary Vernieu Casting
Ronnie Yeskel Casting

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Booty Call 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
goodgirl2 More than 1 year ago
i remember a while back on tv i seen parts of this movie and it seemed funny it must be a comedy just by the title Booty Call and i like Jamie Foxx he's a funny guy so it must be a real funny comedy! im sure i'll like it whenever i see it agin sometime on tv