How U Like Me Now

Writer-director-producer Darryl Roberts’s second Chicago-made feature (1992), a vast technical advancement over The Perfect Model (1989), still shows that he has a lot to learnin particular, how to tell a story and how to prune a script. But his flair for dialogue and his spirited cast (which includes Darnell Williams, Salli Richardson, Daniel Gardner, Raymond Whitfield, Debra Crable, Jonelle Kennedy, and Charnele Brown, as well as himself) keep one of the talkiest movies within memory going. A comedy about relationships among young blacks, it bristles with enough issues and personalities to compensate for much of the shapelessness. (JR)

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