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Mo’ Money (1992) – Movie Review

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Jelisa M.
Jelisa is a lover of all music, but 90's R&B has a special place in her heart. She considers the 90's a groundbreaking era for black entertainment that should be celebrated more. "Music is my love language and movies are my mistress."

TV Review • “Mo Money Mo Money Mo Money Mo!” One thing the Wayans brothers will give you is a comedy. Mo’ Money was another comedy to add to the Wayans brothers belts. Damon & Marlon gave us Johnny & Seymour, two brothers conning their way through life. Until this one day where Johnny see’s Amber (Stacey Dash) while selling kid books on the street. Little does he know the con he does to get her attention will be one he will never forget. 

Johnny conned his way into a job in the mailroom at Dynasty Club where Amber works & he fell right into a credit card theft ring. Once he stole a credit card for himself & started running those charges up, I knew it would not end well for him. Unfortunately Keith (John Diehl) the head of the ring & security of Dynasty Club, has his main guy killed because he tried to get out of the ring. With the new position open he promotes Johnny & makes him his main man for the credit card schemes. Johnny has no choice but to do it since he did get caught by Keith stealing that credit card.

Mo' Money (1992) — The Movie Database (TMDB)

One thing I realized watching the movie is that Seymour was a trash little brother. Even when Johnny said he was trying to get a legit job, I didn’t like how Seymour was so negative about it. Seymour was that person you would have to leave behind if you wanted to grow in life. He liked quick money that you don’t really have to work hard for. People like Seymour can be the cause of your downfall if you don’t watch them. Although Johnny got himself into this chaos once he stole the credit card, you could see that there was a piece of him that wanted to walk the straight & narrow even if it was for a woman.

Mo’ Money was a decent movie. I wouldn’t consider it a classic but it definitely had it’s moments. I’m glad it came out before the world became so sensitive because some of the comedy would have had them on The Shaderoom  with the “cancel culture”. Honestly, I’m glad most of their movies were made before “cancel culture” because The Wayan’s family is known for their edgy comedy.

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