How to Be a Player (1997) - Rotten Tomatoes

How to Be a Player1997

How to Be a Player (1997)




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When it comes to loving women, Drayton Jackson (Bill Bellamy) is a real player, at least when his girlfriend Lisa (Lark Voorhies) isn't around. He is assisted in his quest for more girls by his buddies Kilo (Jermaine "Big Hugg" Hopkins) and Spootie (A.J. Johnson) and by his love-lorn cousin David (Pierre Edwards). Appalled, but somewhat fascinated by her brother's secret avocation, Dray's sister Jenny (Natalie Desselle) and her sweet girlfriend Katrina (Mari Morrow) decide to study his life-style for their anthropology class. They also start trying to scam him into cleaning up his act by tricking him into attending a special party in Malibu. A low-brow sex comedy aimed at young black audiences.

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Bill Bellamy
as Drayton Jackson
Natalie Desselle
as Jenny Jackson
Mari Morrow
as Katrina
A.J. Johnson
as Spootie
Max Julien
as Uncle Fred
Gilbert Gottfried
as Tony the Doorman
Bernie Mac
as Buster
Elise Neal
as Nadine
J. Anthony Brown
as Uncle Snook
Bebe Drake
as Mama Jackson
Tara E. Davis
as Cute Party Girl
Jerod Mixon
as Kid No. 1
Jamal Mixon
as Kid No. 2
D.D. Rainbow
as Jealous Girl
Natashia Williams
as Pink Bikini Girl
Edith Grant
as Peaches
Melissa Cross
as Sales Girl
as David
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Critic Reviews for How to Be a Player

All Critics (7) | Top Critics (1)

I watched the whole movie and am still not a "player." Therefore the film is a failure. Plus it's also pretty awful.

July 26, 2002 | Rating: 1.5/5

Riddled with misogyny, glorifying slovenliness and brutish behavior, Def Jam's How to Be a Player doesn't even begin to come up with the nasty laughs of a Booty Call or Sprung.

January 1, 2000 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for How to Be a Player


Crazy funny!

Leo L
Leo L

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