Black and White

Rated 3.0 A film mostly comprised of improv on the subject of white people trying to copy the mannerisms of black people. Director James Toback lets the likes of Brooke Shields, Ben Stiller and Elijah Wood run wild on the subject, and while it finds itself straining at times, it’s actually quite cohesive and funny. Mike Tyson is a standout, playing himself in a series of scenes that include a frightening encounter with Robert Downey Jr. A daring film that has some sloppy flaws but is far better than Toback’s previous effort, the dismal Two Girls and a Guy.