Booty Call (1997) – Review

3 Stars

The low-budget Booty Call is a riotous comedy that serves as a showcase for the major talent of Jaime Foxx. After In Living Color gave the comedian a platform to gain audience attention, Booty Call then proved he could carry a film. Foxx alongside Tommy Davidson, a fellow Color alumnus, are perfectly cast as friends on a date night from hell.

Rushon (Tommy Davidson) is sexually pent-up and ready to take thing things to the next level with his girlfriend, Nikki (Tamala Jones). But when he calls for a date, she asks to make it a double — bringing along her brash friend Lysterine (Vivica A. Fox), whom Rushon sets up with his lewd buddy, Bunz (Jamie Foxx). Things go better than expected. As the evening transitions from the restaurant to the bedroom, the two men go on a madcap search for what will surely make the night complete: condoms.

Booty Call comes with a pro-safe sex message that is at times too prevalent, but the laughs rarely subside long enough to be bothered by the scripts preaching. The episodic nature of the story seems tailored for sitcoms, but the crude, funny jokes are definitely R-rated territory. The film is worth a look just to see a rising comedian, Jaime Foxx, become a movie star.

Director: Jeff Pollack
Stars: Jamie Foxx, Tommy Davidson, Vivica A. Fox

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