Sunday, 18 September 2011
"Driving Ms Jay-Z"
FYC: "Driving Ms Jay-Z" - Remake of Pullitzer-prize winning comedy in the style of "Guess Who?", with Jack Black playing Hokie, the equivalent role to Morgan Freeman's as the unctuous Caucasian chauffeur of the black billionaire's stroppy ingrate of a daughter, Tina. Charming, but perhaps too politically correct, especially in the scenes where Tina teaches Hokie how to booty-quake and the rudiments of rhythm whilst Hokie reciprocates by teaching his charge about the joys of Aerosmith. A landmark film, that proves with it's deft reversal of roles just how far America has come in race relations from the late 1980s.