The Neighborhood takes two families, a white Midwestern family and an African-American family, and creates a pseudo-neighborhood relationship sitcom.
It is a great way at showing the differences in the way these two families experience and see the world WITHOUT the preaching.
The White Midwestern Family
- Dave Johnson: the perfect neighbor- so perfect, you want to kill him! A conflict mediator.
- Gemma: an elementary school principal at a progressive (virtually all-white) school
- Grover: the innocent- sometimes too-all-knowing son in elementary school
The African-American Family
- Calvin Butler (Cedric the Entertainer): owner of an auto repair shop
- Tina Butler: once dreamed of being a singer, now works in the auto repair shop with her husband
- Malcolm Butler: the oldest don, once a baseball star- but was injured. Now seeking a purpose.
- Marty Butler: the younger son. A computer space scientist. A nerd!
Funny… Sometimes a little off-color (just as life happens to be)… and often very thought provoking.
Worth a watch… or two!
Written for Movie Critiques.