Made in America

  • Film
  • Comedy
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Director Benjamin makes amiable but bland comedies, and here's another. The pitch is ebony (Goldberg) meets ivory (Danson) as bio-chemical parents of, well, a light-brown daughter (Long) when they belatedly discover she was the fruit of a sperm bank mix-up. Whoopi's a successful, politicised, single working-mother; Danson's a lovable, reconstructable cowpoke. After the first half sets up intriguing racial/political/biological conundrums, the second simply lets them go hang. Energetically directed with a fair smattering of funny lines.

Release details

Duration: 110 mins

Cast and crew

Director: Richard Benjamin
Screenwriter: Holly Goldberg Sloan
Cast: Whoopi Goldberg
Ted Danson
Will Smith
Nia Long
Frances Bergen
Phyllis Avery
Jennifer Tilly
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