Don't be a Menace to South Central while Drinking your Juice in the Hood
Don't Be a Menace to South Central While Drinking Your Juice in the Hood ★★ 1995 (R)
Parody of “life in the hood” movies pokes fun at the attitudes and characters that are quickly becoming cliches in the genre. Shawn Wayans plays G-next-door Ashtray, sent by his mother to discover “what it is to be a man” from his father in South Central L.A. He hooks up with his homey Loc Dog (Marlon Wayans), a gun-crazed beer-swilling gangsta who packs a nuclear warhead. As the title implies, almost every major black film in recent memory is given the Wayans' drive-by treatment, with a majority of the plot lifted from “Boyz N the Hood.” Fans of the TV series “In Living Color” will love this twisted look at ghetto life, but others may be offended. 88m/C VHS, DVD . Shawn Wayans, Marlon Wayans, Tracey Cherelle Jones, Chris Spencer, Suli McCullough, Darrell Heath, Helen Martin, Isaiah Barnes, Lahmard Tate; Cameos: Keenen Ivory Wayans; D: Paris Barclay; W: Shawn Wayans, Marlon Wayans, Phil Beauman; C: Russ Brandt; M: John Barnes.