Office Christmas Party
Another reminder that allowing your cast to madly improvise instead of actually providing a coherent script with a scintilla of inherent logic often leads to…
"Who's the Man?" is a fresh, funny update of movies like "Cotton Comes to Harlem" - a comedy about a couple of very bad barbers who pass the police exam by accident, and turn out to be good at solving crimes. The movie stars long, tall Ed Lover and short, round Doctor Dre as characters with the same name, although to their friends they are "Before and After," and to crooks they look more like Abbott and Costello.
As the movie opens, they're partners on the last chair of a Harlem barbershop owned by Nick (Jim Moody), a neighborhood leader who has seen the block gradually taken over by dope dealers, who are themselves being replaced by real estate speculators. To Lover and Dre, these are not pressing concerns; they're more interested in inventing bizarre new hairstyles which they claim to have seen on famous former clients.
Nick finally has to fire them; they're getting so many complaints that none of the customers will let them anywhere near their hair. Nick's better idea: They should take the police exam.
It's a multiple choice, which they both take by spelling "abacadaba" ) in the a-b-c-d spaces. They pass, to their amazement, and become the two most inept recruits in the history of the force.