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Trailer Watch For Romantic Comedy "Exit Strategy"

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by Sergio
December 17, 2011 10:38 AM
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Exit Strategy

Here's the trailer for the romantic comedy Exit Strategy which is scheduled to be released in February 2012.

Shot last fall in L.A., the film, which was directed by Michael Whitton, and stars Jameel Saleem, Kimelia Weathers, Kevin Hart and Big Boy, deals with a unfortunate guy (played by Saleem) who's gets evicted from his apartment and is forced to move in with his girlfriend (Weathers).

However what seems to be the perfect solution turns sour when the guy discovers that his girlfriend is everything that he's never wanted in a girlfriend, and has to come out with a scheme to get her to break up with him; while, of course, still letting him sleep on the couch. Nice trick if he can pull that off.

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9 Comments

  • Don Wallace | December 21, 2011 5:46 PMReply

    very, very funny trailer. It's the first trailer i have evry viewed for less than 30 seconds that made me laugh out loud. Can't wait to see the movie.

  • c. | December 17, 2011 4:59 PMReply

    i want to love this film. it looks like it could be funny and i like the premise. the two main characters are very watchable. it's refreshing to see black folk in quirky roles.

  • Laura | December 18, 2011 10:50 AM

    Yes I like the quirky characters. Especially the sister. She is not playing any stereotypical stock female characters. And for the that alone I want to check out the movie. I enjoyed her in the teaser clips that shadow and act present on the blog some months ago.

  • mantan | December 17, 2011 3:28 PMReply

    i've been waiting for this film to come out for a long time now, i was a huge fan of the webseries.

  • Nadine | December 17, 2011 10:59 AMReply

    No Paula Patton or Halle Berry types as the girlfriend? Oh, wait...the girlfriend is not supposed to be likeable...I see... I understand the casting now.

  • Tim | December 23, 2011 8:34 PM

    Nadine, you are right. We see a thin, cute dark skin girl (that isn't Kimberly Elise in a christian themed movie) with natural hair and who looks like a real woman and she's portrayed as a psycho. Think back to the 1992 Damon Wayans flicks called Mo Money. The hero in that movie gets the fine ass, unattainable and "light complexioned" Stacey Dash and his sidekick brother gets Stacey's not unattractive, dark skinned "homely" friend whom he spends the rest of the film trying to escape as she chases him. The latter is what this trailer reminds me of.

    Akimbo, there is NO WAY the lead can "come around" to be with a woman who behaves the way she does in this trailer. She is behaving like a stalker and with no self esteem being mistreated and disrespected by a guy who doesn't want her. If they get together after that this movie with have a storyline and ending identical to only one other story in recent memory: The Parkers. That's bad.

    And aside from that, even contemplating putting feces on your significant others' food is lowest common hijnks on the level of Soul Plane and Who's Your Caddy.

    I think some people just want to like this movie because it is obviously a young indie filmmaker doing his thing, with young black leads that don't look like the usual lantern jawed Lotharios and KING cover girls from mainstream Hollywood flicks.

  • Akimbo | December 18, 2011 5:59 PM

    Yeah, I don't see this one as a light skin/dark skin issue. Bianca Lawson, before her recent return to teenaged roles, played the crazy ex/straight up bitch a million times over. You should also consider the fact that this is a romcom. This guy will likely realize how good he and this woman are for each other and try to work it out...at least that's what the trailer leads me to believe.

  • lee | December 18, 2011 1:16 PM

    interesting observation.

  • Robot Cas | December 17, 2011 11:05 AM

    Actually, these are the original leads from a web series that Jameel and Kimelia (the stars) created themselves 5 years ago. That fact that she's dark-skinned has nothing to do with a Hollywood decision to make her "un-likeable."

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