Nisi and Mickey are two “Black American Princesses” — or B.A.P.S. for short — who are Hollywood-bound and determined to star in a music video. Instead, they’re roped into a scam concocted by the nephew of the video’s director.
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Money is immaterial relative to meaningful relationships. Predictable comedy that misses opportunities to poke holes in classism's intersections with racism, although there is something in the fact that neither Nisi nor Mickey feel the need to change as people as a result of their newfound wealth whereas everyone else around them does. This is the movie for which costumer Ruth Carter should have won her Oscar.
This is a classic and the first film where I truly acknowledge the power of Halle Berry. This is a feel good movie with some not so great acting or writing but it's aware of itself and that's important. Robert Townsend created something that will continue to be apart of he culture for a while and I can definitely respect that.