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But critics gotta do their job, even if it's a dirty one. But most of the journey is marked by tired 'hood jokes and caricatures, with the ubiquitous dash of toilet humor thrown in for good measure.
A long comic riff on Get on the Bus and Fear of a Black Hat, Ride chronicles a cross-country trip on a broken-down bus, carrying an entourage of hip-hoppers and hangers--on to Miami for a video shoot and other shots at stardom.
Sousa of the types have been seen before: More a series of vignettes than a cogent narrative, Ride strings together its laughs where it can, and stumbles whenever it treads onto feel-good morality turf.
Bill Cosby may not have melissa Booty Call, but it was a much better film for one basic reason: It picked a tone - irreverent goofiness - and stuck to it through thick and thin. We do get stabs at character development, but not much else; these parts are thinner than Shawn Bradley on Slim Fast.
Roles and cameos by various members of the hip-hop community - including Fredo Starr and Sticky Fingaz, Snoop Doggy Dog, Doctor Dre and Luther Campbell who appears as himself in the upcoming Players Club - make things interesting for the loyal.
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