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Getting Played
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Jun 20, 2006 By: Sturdy
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Director:
David Silberg

Actors:
Vivica A. Fox
Bill Bellamy
Carmen Electra

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WHAT'S IT ABOUT?
Three women get fed up at getting “played” by the men in their lives and decide to make a friendly wager. They challenge each other to sleep with the same man in one night. Seriously…I couldn’t make this up.
IS IT A GOOD MOVIE?
The problems start from the beginning. First, the director should take note that it is not necessary to give the audience a flashback to an event that occurred 20 minutes ago in an 85 minute film. We just saw it, we don’t need a refresher. Also, I realize this movie was probably never taken seriously, but it is still necessary to add points to the plot just so it doesn’t seem like you’re insulting your audience. For example, the whole movie is based off this bet between the three women, but there’s no “prize”. The winner gets nothing but respect, which is more than I can give this “film”.

Also, Estelle Getty would look more comfortable talking hip-hop than Vivica A. Fox did in this movie. I’m not kidding. She looked so uncomfortable with every line. And then there’s good ole Carmen Electra, who would look out of place anywhere, especially as the owner of a restaurant. Because that would mean she would have to have something above a third grade education. Poor Stacey Dash. At one point she had to say the word “simplistic” and I thought she was going to have an aneurysm from the effort it took her. Bill Bellamy seemed moderately comfortable, so with that in mind, maybe he was the one that was in the wrong place.

I try to say something nice about every movie, but I got nothing on this one. It’s just bad. It’s completely miscast, horribly written, poorly directed and filled with so many scenes just void of common sense. Vivica and Carmen are past their days of selling their sexiness and as cute as Stacey is, she’s not the world’s best actress.
THE EXTRAS
Commentary by David Silberg: He kind of treats this commentary like he’s teaching a film class. Normally, I’d be excited at this because it’s great to hear a track like that from talented and proven directors. Hearing it from him was a little hard to take. He also went long stretches with nothing to say, which is always a bad thing.

There are also some Previews.
FINAL DIAGNOSIS
I can’t in good faith recommend this film to anyone. If you do rent it, be prepared to see the same scenes several times and to witness moments on film that will make you cringe in embarrassment. Do yourself a favor and forget about this one.
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