He is a Korean War veteran whose prize possession is a 1972 Gran Torino he keeps in mint condition. In a flashback scene, lead character talks of having sex with a girl whose mother walks in on them; the mother is dressed in leather bondage gear. There's a lot of humor in sight gags and exaggeration that almost reaches the gut laughs of a parody like. As for the rest, some of it depends on your taste in humor, and some of it simply hasn't aged well. Movie satirizes dramas from the 1990s that attempted to realistically portray life in the inner city for African-Americans.
Parents need to know that Don't Be a Menace to South Central While Drinking Your Juice in the Hood is a 1996 parody comedy. Don't Be a Menace to South Central While Drinking Your Juice in the Hood is at its best and most timeless when the humor transcends the genre of the movies it's parodying. This parody has moments that are still hilarious decades after its initial release. References to drinking 40s and smoking blunts are also beyond played-out by this point. Gun violence is shown and parodied; however, the scene in which a white sniper shoots and kills an African-American student starting his first day of college feels way too real and far less funny in light of so many mass shootings. The stock characters this movie is parodying are on full display: trigger-happy gangbangers, Korean immigrant owners of corner stores who don't trust their African-American customers, women in the neighborhood who sleep around and have several children from several different fathers, police brutality.
Things come to a head shortly after in the parking lot of a corner store when Toothpick rolls up in his convertible with his friends on the verge of killing Ashtray and Loc Dog in a drive-by that's only prevented when Loc Dog threatens to fire the nuclear warhead he keeps in the back of his truck. The father of the lead character encourages his son to drink and drive and then talks of how much fun it is. Makes fun of the heavy-handed messages often contained in these movies, but also uses satire to make pointed comments about the lack of positive African-American female roles in movies like these and overall. He starts to learn the ways of the streets from his gun-toting cousin Loc Dog , as well as friends Preach and Crazy Legs. The city is divided by 8 Mile, a road that splits the town in half along racial lines. In an extended scene, the lead character and his love interest engage in absurd foreplay involving various food items and condiments.
With his pal Future and the three one third in place, all he has to do is not choke. And as they spoke the truth that no one had before and exposed life in the hood, their voice ignited a social revolution that is still reverberating today. Lead character gets into a fistfight with his grandmother. In a gag that the father of the lead character is a few years younger than his son, the father asks his son to read him a bedtime story; the son reads a sex story from a pornographic magazine while the father is in bed masturbating under the blankets. Tensions continue to escalate between Toothpick's and Ashtray's posses, and Ashtray wants nothing more than to survive the impending shootout and take Dashiki and her children with him out of the hood. At a party, Tray falls hard for Dashiki, a woman with several kids from different fathers.
One of the characters dies from smoking marijuana -- going into convulsions and foaming at the mouth as if he has taken a stronger drug. What is the difference between parody and satire? When his neighbor Thao, a young Hmong teenager under pressure from his gang member cousin, tries to steal his Gran Torino, Kowalski sets out to reform the youth. There are exaggerated sex scenes, parodies of foreplay in which food and condiments are used for absurd effect. And jokes involving snipers killing innocent people don't seem all that funny anymore in a country with so many mass shootings. . The setting is Detroit in 1995.
In a parody of Stand by Me, four kids find a dead body -- it's an Elvis impersonator. A white sniper shoots and kills an African-American college student starting his first day. In other words, while it's safe to give the Wayans the benefit of the doubt that they're obviously not making fun of welfare recipients, stronger and more thoughtful humor might have been employed instead of fridges with blocks of clearly labeled government cheese. As such, exaggeration permeates the movie in every form, and is the source of much of the comedy. How is exaggeration used for comedic effect? Ashtray soon sleeps with Dashiki, who immediately tells him she's pregnant with his child. This arouses jealousy in Toothpick, a recently paroled gang member.
A standoff between rival gangs brandishing weapons ends when one of the lead characters opens the back of his truck to reveal a nuclear warhead. Ice cream truck driver held up at gunpoint. However, the movie also uses comedy to raise questions of how African-American men and women are portrayed in movies like these, and in Hollywood overall. Will Ashtray be able to keep living the straight life? One of the lead characters gets a shy girl drunk before having sex; she turns monstrous and eager to have sex. How do parodies like Don't Be a Menace to South Central While Drinking Your Juice in the Hood mine comedy out of popular movies, in terms of characters, scenes, and dialogue? In another a scene, the lead character reads a bedtime story to his father who appears to be younger than him ; it's a sex story from a pornographic magazine that he reads while the teen boy masturbates under the blankets. Why is comedy often a good way to make serious points? Recurring joke of how the woman who is the love interest has slept with all the men in the neighborhood.
Talk of sex in prison. How do parody movies stand out on their own? Walt Kowalski is a widower who holds onto his prejudices despite the changes in his Michigan neighborhood and the world around him. . . . . .