White Chicks has become a new classic for young people. It featured Marlon and Shawn Wayans posing as Brittany and Tiffany Wilson, two socialites that might be targeted for a kidnapping. The Wayans go in full body suits to portray the two sisters at events for the rich and famous in the Hamptons. Along the way they run into the Wilson’s entourage as well as their arch rivals the Vandergeld sisters.
Things are over the top and full of laughs from the start. The opening for example, has the Wayans posing as two Latin bodega owners trying to bust drug deals but end up arresting the men delivering ice cream. The Wayans again are in heavy make-up and do a ridiculous act singing lyrics to songs like La Bamba. When they get to the Hamptons they get in a mama joke fight with the Vandergeld’s, a NBA star Latrell Spencer (Terry Crews) becomes obsessed with one of them, and they do a hip hop dance battle in a nightclub to name just a few of the memorable scenes. Of course, there’s also “A Thousand Miles” by Vanessa Carlton that almost anyone that’s seen the film knows, and many can along sing to as well.
The movie was directed by Keenon Ivory Wayans the elder brother of Marlon and Shawn and one of the comedy “godfathers” of the family.
I’ve seen this film dozens of times and I still laugh every time.