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Baadasssss! review
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An unknown jewel

In my opinion, it is one of those movies that came and disappeared pretty quickly without being noticed but I think it is a shame because it really deserved more love. Indeed, I thought it was a fascinating movie about how Mario van Peebles's father directed his most famous movie (‘Sweet Sweetback's Baadasssss Song’). Indeed, when you think about, it works on some many levels. On one hand, the making of the movie which was rather chaotic but also quite impressive, showing the determination of Melvin van Peebles to finish his movie. On the other hand, it displayed also the struggle of Mario van Peebles who, at the same time, had a deep respect for his father achievement but you can feel his resentment for his father because he went so far to finish his movie (for example, back then, Mario van Peebles was 13 years and had to play in a sex scene in this legendary picture which must have been rather traumatizing). Eventually, even though Mario van Peebles had quite a productive career as a director, this is by far his best movie. Anyway, in spite the fact that it is actually quite obscure, I thought it was an impressive movie and it is definitely worth a look.

8/10
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Added by johanlefourbe
8 years ago on 17 August 2010 15:51