Queen Latifah, Diane Keaton and Katie Holmes star in the robbery-comedy heist film, “Mad Money” coming to theaters later this week. The more I watched the trailer the more it seemed like “Dead President” meets “Set It Off,” with White actors taking the place of the original cast.
Although the film looked like it would have a couple of laughs and Latifah’s creative team (“The Cookout” and “The Perfect Holiday”) didn’t make this film, I’m still skeptical. Historically, early January releases are HORRIBLE (that’s why the studios put them in the throwaway spring season). The jury is clearly out regarding this film’s success but if you know like I know, don’t get mad if this money ain’t funny!
Trailer grade: C