Jeff Gerber, an insurance agent, lives in a typical suburban neighborhood. He is also both racist and a fitness freak. But Jeff's bigoted world of taunting and harassing black people on and off the job is turned upside down when his skin inexplicably turns dark overnight. As Jeff tries to come to terms with this unexplained phenomenon that has befallen him, he soon becomes the victim himself when all of his friends and neighbors suddenly shun and harass him. This puts a strain on his marriage and loyal wife Althea, who begins to crack under the pressure. When all medical attempts to change his skin back to his former color fail, Jeff accepts that Kharma has caught up with him. Jeff tries to see the light of being a persecuted black man in this cruel and segregated world with the help of some of some new black friends, some of whom were people he, as a white man, taunted and harassed.
Sarfara A (es) wrote: Metro Manila - a British-Filipino independent film. It was co-written, co-produced and directed by Sean Ellis. Britain sent it as entry for 'Best Foreign Language Film' at the Academy Award, but was never selected - other nods include Bafta award. Starring Jake Macapagal, Althea Vega, and John Arcilla. It was shown at Sundance Film Festival. Film begins with Oscar (Jake Macapagal) harvesting rice in rural Philippines, along with his hardworking wife. He lives with his wife, a teenage daughter and newly born baby. Upon selling rice, they receive two-cents for one-pound of rice. The hard-times and poverty force Oscar and his family to opt for Metro Manila, to begin new future. But, here they face cunning society and vicious people - everyone does favor to you for some reason. Oscar receives a job as a guard at Armored Vehicle Company, after his ex-military arm-tattoo was recognized by one of the guards. He's given a job by Ong (John Arcilla), the veteran at the company. Oscar's wife (Althea Vega) looks for lap-dance job at bar to feed her kids. Ong gets Oscar a shabby apartment, out of the fear that company might kick-him-out for living in slums, where notorious criminals live - who might blackmail him. But slowly Ong reveals to Oscar that he wants to steal a key from the inside of heavily-guarded building, so to open the money-box - else, the box might self-explode with an ink to destroy the money.Good entertaining film, mild-guitar music-score. Slow pacing film - it captures the everyday problems in general population of any country in the world, and what eventually lead, a humble looking fella to give in his ego and self-determination just to bring a bowl of food for his family. Good acting, few characters, and equally balanced action-sequences.
Alex T (ag) wrote: I have done it. I found the worst movie of all time and this is it! It's like cheap pornography with ugly people and bad actors. It's not even cheesy like a pornographic film with a story. This one has only about a paragraph worth of dialect and makes no sense. I high recommend no one sees this one. I want to be the last one.
(gb) wrote: When a tiny country is invaded by a dictator, a young Princess (later known as Rosie) is taken into custody by the Princess Protection Program. She is whisked away to rural Louisiana where she must learn the ins and outs of behaving like a normal American teenager. In the process of adapting to her new life, Rosie gives her new friend and roommate, Carter, a few lessons in how to act with royal aplomb.
pete 1 (fr) wrote: very funny,lots of crazy characters & great gags with brilliant dialogue/one linerscouldve been alot funnier with more efforta decent 90s british comedy film
Charlie E (gb) wrote: I watched this movie as a child, it's a bit heavy though, bringing elements of "karma" and some light elements of animal abuse/ neglects, I was crying throughout the whole movie, i brought about emotion in me, but I have to give it credit, because I never would've guessed the ending, that Tom was actually the bad guy. It's not much of a happy ending, I would've liked for him to stay with the family, but alas the damage was done. Really good movie, I would recommend people to go see it, but over 13 atleast or 10 with PG.
Paul D (nl) wrote: Frighteningly sincere story of how a 'cult' can empower itself above any of its individuals when backed by those in power. Unfortunately there's a truth behind this story.