Mo’ Money & High School High (BLU-RAY REVIEW)

Mo’ Money & High School High (BLU-RAY REVIEW)

Mo’ Money & High School High (BLU-RAY REVIEW)

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Mo’ Money & High School High (BLU-RAY REVIEW)
RATED: PG-13 & R/REGION A/1:85/1080P/NUMBER OF DISCS 1
AVAILABLE FROM Mill Creek Entertainment

Mo’ Money (1992)
DIRECTED BY: Peter MacDonald
STARRING: Damon Wayans, Stacey Dash, Marlon Wayans
RATED: R/1:85

After petty criminal Johnny (Damon Wayans) falls for the lovely Amber (Stacey Dash), he decides to stop breaking the law and gets a gig at his crush’s workplace in order to get closer to her, thus proving that he’s a stand-up guy. Soon, he learns that going straight doesn’t pay very well, so he decides to nab a company credit card and show off his newfound wealth to Amber. Unfortunately, a blackmailer catches Johnny and forces him to commit a crime that is far from small.

Nothing says its the 90s like the Wayans brothers! This time around it is the combination of Damon and Marlon. This movie plays a little typical for the time with a very comedic tone that only takes a hard turn when its time for the leads to deal with the conflict in the film. But things still never manage to get all that heavy. Which is fine because I think Damon Wayans is at his best when he’s being a bit goofy and that’s what happens here. Along the way we have some pretty funny and memorial characters, like the lawyer that they get when someone has to go to court. I don’t want to spoil too much so I’ll just say that this one is a good popcorn comedy. It isn’t meant to be super serious so make sure when you go into it you don’t expect it to be. I still think Don’t Be a Menace and Scary Movie are the best thing we’ve seen from the Wayans this side of Major Pain, but you won’t have a bad time with Mo’ Money either. The only downside to this release is that it seems someone missed the mark in the HD department for this one as it looks pretty bad.

Extras

– None

Quality of Transfer: 55%

Mo’ Money (1992)
DIRECTED BY: Hart Bochner
STARRING: Jon Lovitz, Tia Carrere, Louise Fletcher
RATED: PG-13/1:85

High-school history teacher Richard Clark (Jon Lovitz) leaves the prestigious Wellington Academy and heads to inner-city Marion Barry High. He aims to inspire the D-grade students there, no matter what it takes, including holding chicken races, though he also finds time to flirt with a fellow teacher (Tia Carrere). But when the clueless Clark tries helping a struggling student (Mekhi Phifer) who wants to learn, he finds himself in the middle of a gang turf war.

High School High is a guilty pleasure of mine. This is a bit of an over the top style movie that I loved when I was a kid and I’m still a fan of it now, even if a bit of the humor might not be as funny to me now as it once was. There’s a lot of urban teacher movies that this one is wanting to take a piss out of it and I find that it works pretty well if you just don’t try to over-think it. Heck, the best way to see this one is to not even think about it at all. Jon Lovitz is a very unlikely leading man, but he makes this work. And it also never hurts to have someone like Tia Carrere playing alongside you as the love interest. Outside the random and outlandish comedy bits, this is a movie that has a plot that goes exactly like you think it will but it still manages to hold you along for the ride. Also, this looks much better in HD on this disc that Mo’Money. I don’t know if this was all a source issues or what, but High School High delivers in both areas despite being a bit silly overall.

Extras

– None

Quality of Transfer: 87%

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