Genre: Comedy/Action
Director: Keenan Ivory Wayans
Starring: Shawn Wayans, Marlon Wayans, Maitland Ward, Anne Dudek, Jaime King, Busy Philipps
RunTime: 1 hr 40 mins
Released By: Columbia TriStar
Rating: PG

Released Date: 30 Sept 2004


In Revolution Studios' hilarious comedy White Chicks, Shawn and Marlon Wayans play two ambitious but unlucky FBI agents who go deep undercover as female, high society debutantes in the exclusive Hamptons resort to investigate a kidnapping ring. But as they strut their way into the biggest social event of the year they find that breaking into high society scene is a lot tougher than it looks.

Despite their best efforts, agents Marcus and Kevin Copeland (Marlon and Shawn Wayans) have worked their way down to the bottom of the FBI food chain. Their most recent bust was a failure and they are hanging on to their jobs by a thread. When a plot to kidnap spoiled socialite sisters Brittany and Tiffany Wilson (Maitland Ward and Anne Dudek) is uncovered, the big case is given to Marcus and Kevin's rivals Vincent Gomez (Eddie Velez) and Jake Harper (Lochlyn Munro). To add to their humiliation, Kevin and Marcus are handed a thankless menial task - to escort the Gucci-clad spoiled brats safely from the airport to their hotel in the Hamptons. Even they can't get that one wrong. Right?

When Tiffany's pampered pooch, Baby, causes a traffic mishap, a fight ensues and the two women are disfigured - well, if you call a fat lip and a cut nose disfigurement, which to these looks-obsessed socialites it certainly is. The heiresses refuse to show their less than perfect faces at the important society weekend fearing they could lose the highly coveted cover of Hamptons Magazine to their archrivals Heather and Megan Vandergeld (Jaime King and Brittany Daniel).

Faced with the prospect of unemployment, Kevin hatches a plan: He and Marcus will go undercover as the demanding divas and, in the process, try to snare the kidnappers and restore their reputations. With the real Wilson girls safely ensconced in a luxury New York hotel, Marcus and Kevin assume their identities and spring their most unlikely sister act on the unsuspecting crème de la crème of Hamptons society, with hilarious results.


Let me get this straight. Before you sit down to read this review, I just want to let known that there are basically 2 types of movies, One: Movies that make you think. Two: Movies that make no sense but is highly entertaining. "White Chicks" belong to the latter. From the director of the crude "Scary Movie" series, the Wayans brothers are back in this self-written and directed gag piece. The story in a nutshell is a revamped form of Martin Lawrence's Big Momma House so instead of a granny suit, the cops are disguising as "white chicks" (so the title goes) to go undercover equipped with wigs, thick make-up and lingerie stuff to protect the Wilson sisters and hoping to snare the kidnappers.

Although the make-up effects are heinous, the Wayans brothers never fails to brighten up the screen with their insane body language, over the top crude jokes (ranging everything from crazy one-liner such as "Your mother's so old that her breast milk is actually powder" to some racism stuff to poking fun at celebrities such as Britney Spears and Pamela Anderson). In fact, all the gags under the sun are practically covered. Credit has to go to Terry Crews who played Darnell Johnson, a star athlete with an all high sexual appetite who has a crush on the undercover Marcus. Both of them share the best sequence in the whole movie: Dining in a posh restaurant with some "popping" chemistry. Instead of face-off, there's a dance-off sequence in a trendy nightspot. Pretty neat hip-hop dance steps filled with head spins by the two "girls". (It's choreographed by Tina Landon who has done MTVs with Janet Jackson).

"White Chicks" is filled with one hilarious gag after another. No doubt, it kind of feel draggy towards the end. The 100 minutes duration can be trimmed further so as to make it just a bit tighter. No prizes for those who guessed the outcome of the case. Other than that, if you prefer something light, accepts crude and offensive jokes. This one is for you!

Movie Rating: B-

Fun Factor: 4 Chicks out 5 Chicks

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