“Soul Men” has its share of crude, throwaway gags but Bernie Mac (in his final performance) and Samuel L. Jackson play off each other as sublimely as Sam and Dave.
Featuring a soundtrack jammed with Stax greats (including the late Isaac Hayes who contributes a cameo as well as his music) and blessed with a loose, anything-goes feel, Malcolm D. Lee’s comedy about road-tripping R & B greats is like “The Odd Couple” with a backbeat. Extras: commentaries, featurettes, and a tribute to Mac and Hayes.
Stars: Bernie Mac, Samuel L. Jackson, Sean Hayes,
Mike Epps, Isaac Hayes
Director: Malcolm D. Lee
Release date: 2/10/09
Official Site: http://www.soulmen-movie.com/
[Amy Longsdorf’s entertainment coverage has appeared in “Blender,” “People,” the “Chicago Tribune,” the “Toronto Star,” and “Newsday.” She doesn’t want to imagine a world without Preston Sturges movies, Stax singles, and the music of Bob Marley.]