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  • PG-13
  • 1h 32m
  • 1997
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Academy Award, Golden Globe and Emmy Award-winner Halle Berry stars as one of two homegirls who reacquaint a Beverly Hills millionaire with his long-lost zest for life in this comedy as he teaches them to become Black American Princesses--B.A.P.S. Nisi (Halle Berry) and Mickey (Natalie Desselle-Reid - "How to be a Player") are two African-American women with two ambitions: to marry rich men who will give them lots of money and to open the world's first combination hair salon and soul food restaurant. But eligible bachelors and business opportunities are in short supply in Decatur, Georgia, so the pair hit the road to California and much more than they ever expected to find.
© 1997 New Line Productions, Inc.

Common Sense Media

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Common Sense Says
Dated '90s comedy has stereotypes, language.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that B.A.P.S. is a 1997 comedy about two working-class Black women who dream of opening a business and are duped into scamming a wealthy, dying old man in exchange for the seed money. Black people and women may find this exploitive and offensive for depictions of ignorance, stupidity, and numerous derogatory stereotypes, despite the movie's writer and director both being Black (and one female). The characters are rewarded at the end for their decency, but audiences may find that positive note a case of too little too late. Language includes "f--k," "s--t," "bitch,"" hell," and "ass." Adults drink alcohol.

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Additional Info

  • Genre:Comedy
  • Release Date:March 28, 1997
  • Languages:English
  • Captions:English
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  • Screen Pass Eligible:Yes
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