After 150 uses of one particular swear word, I lost count. Indeed, I can’t remember a film that contained more obscene or crude language. Mix the filthy dialogue with lots of cynical, hostile attitudes from most of the characters, a rap score made up mostly of objectionable and disrespectful words, and you have “Black and White.”
Driven by a pulsing soundtrack and populated with an eclectic cast, “Black and White” is a comedic look at race, sex and hip-hop in Manhattan at the turn of the 21st century. Well, so the press notes say. If there is a message, it will most likely be lost on those who wish to shut out what they are hearing.
I prefer the music, comedy and poignancy of “Cotton Patch Gospel,” which places the Gospel of Matthew in modern times – with Jesus being born in Gainesville, Georgia.