Film #71: FRIDAY FOSTER
2 out of 5 stars
A nostalgic rewatch! Pam Grier stars in this uninteresting little fiasco that looks like it could easily have been an ABC Movie of the Week. The cast is a who’s-who of black actors of the time (Yaphet Kotto, Godfrey Cambridge, Eartha Kitt, Scatman Crothers, Ted Lange, Carl Weathers) and Jim Backus is along for the ride. The plot is lame, the acting terrible, and the direction, well… not exactly groundbreaking. Made in 1975, the film has everything you might expect in a blaxploitation flick, but it lacks a hipness and an attitude resulting in a rather predictable / boring 89 minutes. Pam Grier completists may want to tune in, but others… well, there are better ways to spend your hour and a half.