Al AlexanderFor The Patriot LedgerThere’s a terrific scene in Carey Williams’ genre-bending comedy “Emergency” where a Princeton-bound biology student of color plays a game of Jenga. In keeping with his cerebral self, he observes intently, carefully sizing up the precarious structure before him. And to then wrap all that profundity inside a traditional comedy about three bros out for a crawl through seven “Animal House”-style frat parties … well, it’s mind-blowing. Together, they render Sean and Kunie as the kind of buddies who can be philosophical, particularly on race, one minute, and bumbling idiots the next. But what it conveys about an alarming growth of racial animus is deadly serious, if not just deadly.
Source: MetroXpress May 25, 2022 09:08 UTC