Thereís something to be said about teenage comedies. In the good olí days (well, ten years ago) you had Meatballs and Losiní It.Universal themes such as T & A and getting laid were the order of the day. Nowadays, you get Good Burger, a slapstick attempt to appeal to young teenagers which will only be funny to African American teens.
Dexter (Thompson) is an overweight spoilt black kid who is watering at the mouth when the school bell sounds to announce summer vacation. He hops into his parentís car and before you can say ĎIíll have fries with thatí, smashes into his teacherís (Sinbad sporting a mean afro) prized automobile and working a summer job to repair the damage.
At Good Burger, a burger joint with the filthiest, most inept employees, he works as a delivery driver (!?) and meets Ed (Mitchell), a rollerblading idiot with a heart of gold. Throw in the villains at Mondo Burger, a glitzy upstart fast food joint run by a Fascist white guy, and youíve got a cliched story.
Produced by kiddie TV channel Nickelodeon, the movie is carried by the charm of its two leads, who also happen to have their own TV show. This is basically their vehicle, and was a big hit in the States, where they are well known.With cameos from Shaquille OíNeal, George Clinton and Carmen Electra, it might have some relevance, if only they threw in some T & A. ---Jimmie R