Anyone know “Who Made The Potatoe Salad?”
I wouldn't be doing my job if I didn't let you in on a sleeper that I recently discovered. My wife and I went to Blockbuster for the first time in at least a year over the Christmas Break. Generally on a trip to the Big B, we will get a new release that we haven't seen, something that we missed at the movies and on pay-per-view, and then we will try a movie with a predominantly African-American cast.
Most of these films are direct to DVD movies that we've never heard of, staring the likes of Lisa Raye, Vivica A. Fox, or Shamaar Moore, and about 80% of them have Clifton Powell playing the role of angry black man. You may have seen some of these like Civil Brand, Getting Played, or The Other Brother.
On this occasion, we rented Superman, Talladega Nights, and then rolled the dice on Who Made the Potatoe Salad. Please don't let Jaleel White's face on the cover keep you from trying this movie. I'm not going to oversell it, nor am I going to tell you what it's about. But I promise you I laughed more during "Potatoe Salad" than I did at Rickey Bobby, and I've been a Will Ferrell fan since forever.
Take a chance on "Who Made The Potatoe Salad" the next time you are in the video store. Everyone who has taken my advice on this one has called me the next day saying they were rollin'. This isn't a family movie, but I had no problem recommending it to my mom and mother-in-law. I give Urkel the Dallas South Seal of Approval on this one.