Straight Up

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Straight Up ★½ 1990

A musical f/ x-ridden attempts to warn MTV-era children about drugs, but visual gimmicks often overwhelm the message. Gossett sings nicely as a cosmic sage of abstinence, who cautions a boy against substance abuse. The smartest segment lambasts cigarette and alcohol ads. 75m/C VHS . Chad Allen, Louis Gossett Jr.