Made in America

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Made in America ★★ 1993 (PG-13)

Highenergy, lightweight comedy stars Whoopi as a single mom whose daughter Long discovers her birth was the result of artifical insemination. More surprising is her biological dad: white, obnoxious, countrywestern car dealer Danson. Overwrought with obvious gags, basically a onejoke movie. Nonetheless, Goldberg and Danson chemically connect onscreen (and for a short time offscreen as well) while supporting actor Smith grabs comedic attention as Teacake, Long's best friend. Both Goldberg and Danson deserve better material. 111m/C VHS, DVD . Whoopi Goldberg, Ted Danson, Will Smith, Nia Long, Paul Rodriguez, Jennifer Tilly, Peggy Rea, Clyde Kusatsu; D: Richard Benjamin; W: Holly Goldberg Sloan; C: Ralf Bode; M: Mark Isham.