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Darryl needs a cookie...
on 14 November 2013
Darryl Witherspoon is a college student who wants to win annual junior analyst competition, which can land him a job in a big brokerage company.
But because he hardly earns any money, and that of what he does, he gives to his family, he becomes a guinea pig for a drug developed at the college which is promised to heighten all senses by ten times....
The first thing you notice about watching any movie starring Wayans from Mo' Money, right up to The Heat, is the fact that the man doesn't age, and it can really put you off track when you are trying to follow the movie. Seriously though, the man has looked about twenty two for over twenty years.
And that's about the most interesting thing about this generic, not very funny high concept comedy. Wayans is okay, but whilst watching it, I kept thinking Eddie Murphy would have done this better in 1988, and Akroyd would have been great as the Spade character. Plus it could have been the old sweary Murphy too.
So hilarity ensues when Darryl starts to experience heightened sense. He sees women's derrières up close, he smells people's breath, and hears people on the toilet, you can tell where the rest of the humour goes.
Spade though, is brilliant as the adversary, here ally oozes slime, and would have been better suited to this type of role, he's easily the best thing about this.
The plot is predictable, and it turns out predictable. Just as things are going great for Darryl, something happens with the drug, and makes things go bad for a while, and then things get better again.
Don't be fooled by the fact that its directed by the same person who did Wayne's World, That's all down to Mike Myers.
This is generic toilet humour with very little going for it.