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You Got Served
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Oct 7, 2004 By: Indiana Sev
You Got Served order
Director:
Chris Stokes

Actors:
Omarion
Marques Houston
Jennifer Freeman

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WHAT'S IT ABOUT?
Hip-hop dance crews face each other in competitive “dissing” dance-offs at Mr. Rad’s (yup, Mr. Rad’s)) warehouse. Until (surprise, surprise) a rival crew steals the moves of the best dancers around and as a result - serves them up! Now, our heroes must learn the true meaning of friendship, commitment and bad directing/screenwriting before they can prove themselves worthy of competing for the “honor” of appearing in a Lil’ Kim music video. And it’s even dumber than it sounds...
IS IT A GOOD MOVIE?
Yuck! I haven’t seen acting this bad since HOME IMPROVEMENT got cancelled. The writing is even worse and thankfully all the blame can be placed on one man: director/writer Chris Stokes. It’s always easier when I can focus all my energy on the incompetence of one fool. Sappy, amateurish dissolves and fade-outs, horrible, simplistic writing and a laughably silly and predictable plot point involving a little rugrat that I saw coming a mile away. Absolutely none of the characters in this film felt even remotely real and the fact that they had such corny and basic lines made you hate them all the more. For example, I wanted to dropkick the sweet old grandma as soon as she opened her big trap. All the characters appear to have been transported from a sitcom-- except here, they have to deal with even less inspired dialogue and direction.

God, I hated this movie! I usually don’t like a movie and can get over it, but this one actually annoyed me and got me all upset. There’s even a shady, ridiculously hammy mob boss who gets some screen time in this. This is the type of movie that will get you hating the actors that play the roles, as well as the characters they play. It may not be entirely their fault, but they’re just part of such a lousy product that you can’t help but despise them with all your heart. I already detested actors Steve Harvey and Jackee Harry, but now I loathe them even more; they deserve a fate like YOU GOT SERVED. I’ll give the movie points for at least having some energized and inspired dance sequences, but it all goes to waste in the hands of a man who’s only previous directing effort was HOUSE PARTY 4. I don’t foresee this joker getting any other gigs anytime soon. This movie will make you despise yourself for watching it. Yuck… again!

PS: After writing my review, I checked on the IMDB for some information about the film and noticed that it had the second worst rating of ALL the films EVER voted on there. I know it’s not exactly the best source for ratings and such, but still, that should nevertheless tell you something about this genuinely appalling movie.
THE EXTRAS
Director & Cast Commentary: Shame on them for making a commentary track! They should’ve just left this film drift into the sunset but no...they had to talk about the goddamn film. Anyways, it’s informative enough if you liked this trash, but it just made me sick to my stomach seeing how these people can watch this and not be ashamed of themselves.

Audio/Video Dance Commentary: Another commentary track with a lot of the same people, but this time you get the opportunity to look at these despicable people as they comment on the disaster they were a part of. The white guy (you’re going to HATE the character, the actor and his hair in the movie) from the rival crew is feeding his face at the start of this, as are many others. If you’re like me, you’re going to want to punch his fucking lights out when you see him on here! I hated this commentary track even more, because as I’ve mentioned many times already, I’ve grown to hate these people and seeing the smug and happy look on their faces here is torture. If you’re wondering about the actual track, they do spew out some informative tidbits…

Serve It Up! The Making of You Got Served (25 minutes): The filmmakers and cast all talk about their experience on being part of what is to be the worst mistake of their young lives. In all seriousness, the feature has lots of behind the scenes footage and detailed “making of” talk. Enjoy?

Dance Breakdown: The dance sequences in the film were all shot simultaneously on five different cameras and angles; this feature allows you to watch them individually.

Battle of the Beat: A music-backed compilation of some of the best dance competition bits from the film.

Badaboom Music Video by B2K and Previews
FINAL DIAGNOSIS
For the love of God, or Buddha or whoever else you believe in, avoid this film at all costs, for the rest of your life. If you rent it, you will just end up hating humanity (in particular, the humans in this movie) that much more...
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