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Overall Rating
2.24

Awesome: 16%
Worth A Look: 4%
Average: 8%
Pretty Bad: 32%
Total Crap40%

2 reviews, 13 user ratings


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Wash, The
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by Scott Weinberg

"You'll need a good wash after sitting through this one."
1 stars

If a white filmmaker were behind the wretched ugliness that is The Wash, he'd be branded the most racist director since D.W. Griffith. But I guess it's perfectly acceptable to fill your movie with the most horrifying racial cliches and pathetic stereotypes imaginable...if your name is "D.J. Pooh".

As a director, D.J. Pooh has given us Friday, Next Friday, Three Strikes and The Wash. Combine those four movies and you might get one quality comedy. It would be called Friday.

Obviously inspired by Michael Schultz's cult classic Car Wash, this one centers around the wacky crew of a (you guessed it) car wash. That's about it, plot-wise. The gang consists of a mean-spirited and ignorant pothead (played with equals parts disdain and irritability by the Snoop Dogg, one of this generation's most unentertaining "actors"), a goofy lowlife who likes to steal money from cars (stop, my sides are killing me) and the recently-hired nice guy who quickly abuses his power.

Sprinkled throughout the proceedings are a host of broad, unoriginal and ugly characters. Get this: Tiny Lister plays a gigantic moron who likes to smack people! The only white character in the film is a ridiculously evil vandal who threatens to blow up the car wash with everyone inside. He calls about 12 times throughout the movie, each time more annoying than the last.

Dr. Dre plays Sean, the newest employee at The Wash. Luckily for Sean, he is hired as an assistant manager, which means he can now boss all his idiot pot buddies around and act like a jerk. His roommate is a guy called Dee Loc (Snoop) who simply smokes weed all day. That's his thing. This is what happens when filmmakers assume that the very sight of marijuana is the pinnacle of hilarity. Throw a lot of smoke and some joints onscreen, and the weed fans will eat it up. Wrong. Stoned moviegoers would rather laugh at funny jokes than watch annoying jerks get high onscreen. Trust me.

While it's far from the only "urban comedy" to prove itself mean-sprited, ugly and wrong-headed, The Wash definitely ranks among the lowest. If you've been searching for one movie that lacks charm, talent or anything resembling one measly belly laugh, rent this one.

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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
IF YOU'VE SEEN THIS FILM, RATE IT!
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USA
  14-Nov-2001 (R)

UK
  N/A

Australia
  02-Mar-2001


Directed by
  D.J. Pooh

Written by
  D.J. Pooh

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



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