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Wash, The
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by Preston Jones

"Soap me up, Snoop Dogg!"
2 stars

Someone should really get Snoop Dogg a new agent. First, he makes admirable appearances in several worthwhile films (Baby Boy and Training Day come to mind) but then, inexplicably, slides into a late night Cinemax reject (Bones) and follows that film up with his latest, The Wash.

It’s bad enough when the premise of a film sounds less than appealing, but the actors could at least make the story worth sitting through.
The film centers on Sean (rap impresario Dr. Dre) who’s in desperate need of cash…and fast. With the rent due and his car booted, Sean has to come up with some form of income quickly. When his best buddy and roommate Dee Loc (Snoop Dogg), suggests that Sean get a job washing cars down at the local car wash, the first order of business is impressing Mr. Washington (George Wallace) the gun-toting, dominoes-playing owner of The Wash.
Unaware that the two are roommates, Mr. Washington hires Sean as Dee Loc's supervisor. Comic tensions flare between the two, especially when Dee Loc suspects Sean of trying to interfere with the side hustles he's got going on in the car wash parking lot and with the ladies in the locker room (it’s positively nostalgic…just like all those old ‘70s blaxploitation flicks).
But, there are bigger things to worry about at The Wash--one is the menacing phone calls from a disgruntled employee, and the other is figuring out how to get money to pay off the kidnappers who've snatched Mr. Washington. If Sean, Dee Loc and the rest of the gang don't settle their differences and get Mr. Washington back, the good times at The Wash will soon come to an end.
Writer/director DJ Pooh (real name Mark Jordan) who also wrote Friday, a far better urban comedy, is largely to blame for the failure of The Wash. Trite characterizations, lame dialogue and contrived situations all add up to less than humorous. That said, there are still a few moments of laugh-out-loud hilarity that punctuate the otherwise dreary goings-on.
The cast performs as well as can be expected, with the standouts being Dre (making his second screen appearance in less than six months, after Training Day) and the riotous Wallace as the grumpy Mr. Washington.
On the whole, nothing about The Wash warrants a mad dash to the multiplex.

Hopefully, Snoop Dogg’s next project will be a return to the likes of Training Day rather than this sudsy nothing. Like Pooh’s other films (3 Strikes, Next Friday), this film will be much more enjoyable on the couch than in the theater.

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User Comments

4/20/07 fools♫gold About as breathtaking as "Bongwater". 2 stars
11/26/04 carley this film was fat. you have to watch it!!! 5 stars
4/19/04 scott dawson hey sup 3 stars
12/08/03 Samuel I liked it, but this movie is mostly for stoners and Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg fans... 5 stars
7/19/03 James That shit was funny as hell 4 stars
7/11/03 Ghetto Smurf What the fuck are you guys talking about? This movie rocked! 5 stars
1/19/03 Luis Gutierrez it had some fine ass checks 3 stars
12/03/02 Biff Wiffaw Enjoyin' the show 5 stars
8/25/02 K-ronik I downloaded this thing and still felt ripped off. 1 stars
3/12/02 The Bomb 69 you can't be serious, D.J. Pooh???? 1 stars
12/05/01 LyonHeart44 Snoop Dogg a worse actor than '60s Elvis; at least they didn't remake Roller Boogie. Yet. 1 stars
12/04/01 Andrew Carden The Jokes Are Dumb, The Music Sucks, The Plot Thin...but It Wasn't TERRIBLE! 2 stars
11/29/01 ajay DJ Pooh got lucky with Friday, this movie is weak. had to walk out. 1 stars
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  14-Nov-2001 (R)



Directed by
  D.J. Pooh

Written by
  D.J. Pooh

  Dr. Dre
  Snoop Dogg
  George Wallace
  Angell Conwell
  Tom 'Tiny' Lister
  D.J. Pooh

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