Mad Families (2017)

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Three families compete for a camping spot during a busy Fourth of July holiday weekend.


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5 April 2019 | kamooremitch
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| seriously? how did this film get the greenlight?!
This is hands down one of the worst films ever made. i only heard about it because of Leah Remini but there are several other actors//comedians i love (Lil Rel, Tiffany Hadish) so i thought i would be in for a solid straight-to-DVD but wow i've never been so wrong.

right from the start you see the entire comedy framework is built on racial stereotypes and tired tropes, which would be fine if...the movie was funny even a little bit. instead, what you get is some of the worst writing to ever make it to screen.

don't be surprised if you find yourself asking how and why some of these actors said yes to this film. these aren't all has-been or D-list actors, they're great performers with heavy weight credits to their name but my lord, if i was them i'd take this one off of my resume.

it's obvious there's quite a bit of improv. improv is fine it just...shouldn't be as obvious as it is in this film. the writing makes the actors look less talented than they are.

this is also proof that all comedy isn't created equal; being funny on stage doing standup or in short skits doesn't automatically mean you'll be able to handle comedy on screen. the comedic timing in some of these scenes was awful, making them painful to watch.

there's one positive: Tiffany Haddish + Leah Remini play very well together! pretty sure they were improving as well, however it worked. it was believeable, they didn't fight for screen time or step on each other, they just play well together, so much so that i would love to see them in a future project together.

my recommendation is to avoid this film. but if you've already seen it, or for some reason you must, request a refund. even if you didn't pay for it, you deserve to be compensated for your time.

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