Wednesday, June 26, 2019

Mike Epps: Don’t Take it Personal (2015)

Movie Name/Year: Mike Epps: Don’t Take it Personal (2015)
Genre: Comedy
Length: 59 minutes
Rating: TV-MA
Production/Distribution: Netflix
Director: L. Frazier
Writer: Mike Epps
Actors: Mike Epps

Blurb from IMDb: Mike Epps tears up the stage at L.A.'s historic Orpheum Theatre in a special packed with blistering impressions and unapologetically raunchy swagger.

Selina’s Point of View:
I didn’t enjoy this special. That said, I have to take into account that I’m as far from Mike Epps’ (Uncle Drew, Acts of Violence, The Hangover) target demographic as is humanly possible.

No, scratch that. I did grow up poor. Some of those jokes were relatable to me, but I still didn’t find them funny.

There was a lot comedy people would find offensive – which I don’t mind. I don’t get offended easily and none of his stuff really pressed that button for me either. So, when the special was over it wasn’t like I ended up angry. I was just… bored.

There was a part at the end that I really enjoyed, but it was the only part.

All his jokes felt like stuff people would say to each other over a bowl of Cheetos and a blunt. After sobering up, the same people would likely wonder what the fuck was so funny about what they’d been laughing at.

Maybe if I’d watched it after my buddy’s wedding on Sunday (when I was drunk), it would have been better. Unfortunately, I didn’t think of watching it early.

I wanted to like this. I enjoy Epps as an actor. He’s got some decent comedic timing when there’s a script involved.

For now, I’m just going to skip his stand-up and stick to watching his films.

Rotten Tomatoes Critic Score – None
Rotten Tomatoes Audience Score – None
Metascore – None
Metacritic User Score – None
IMDB Score – 4.2/10
CinemaScore – None

Trust the Dice: Selina’s Rating1/5

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