In the Mix
- compiled by Jeffrey Overstreet Copyright Christianity Today International
- 2005 1 Jan
Just as Get Rich or Die Tryin' was described as a vanity project for the rap star 50 Cent, so
David DiCerto (Catholic News Service) calls it "a lame romantic comedy" and "a mix of plot clichés and character stereotypes clumsily held together by a contrived script."
Marcus Yoars (
To elaborate, he says, "Though portrayed as a hero, Darrell … matter-of-factly explains that men go to strip clubs for the same reason women visit spas: to relax and unwind. 'A man's needs are very simple,' he rationalizes. And his misguided Dr. Love spiel doesn't end there. He tells another woman that if she wants her man to be faithful and appreciate what he has, she should 'let him shop around' for other women—implying that commitment is best built upon a season of 'sowing wild seeds.'"
Mainstream critics are trying to usher moviegoers away from this disaster.