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Me & Mrs. Jones

"Me & Mrs. Jones" is a mix of romantic comedy and boss-from-hell shenanigans that's more surface than substance but adds up to decent light entertainment nonetheless. Pic could use a tad more editorial tightening for a modestly viable commercial future in broadcast and cassette sales.

Cast:
With:Wandachristine, Brian White, Kim Fields, Melvin Payne, Victor Williams, Michael Sommers, Carey DiPietro.

Slick Oakland-shot digital indie “Me & Mrs. Jones” is a mix of romantic comedy and boss-from-hell shenanigans that’s more surface than substance but adds up to decent light entertainment nonetheless. Pic could use a tad more editorial tightening for a modestly viable commercial future in broadcast and cassette sales. African-American fest/tube programmers should take a look.

Fresh-faced, hard-bodied art school grad Tracy (Brian White) nabs a graphics design post at driven entrepreneur Mayellen Jones’ (Wandachristine) fast-rising Internet dating business — though the way she rakes eyes over his fine young self suggests there’s more than one “talent” he’s expected to exercise. Tracy finds himself hoisted up the corporate ladder while called upon to service Mrs. J. 24/7. Discomfort increases with the arrival of Janet Jacksonesque Desiree (Kim Fields). Needless to say, the boss lady does not suffer competition gladly. When this conflict turns serious, glib script offers too little support. Scenes and character actions are undermotivated, and one major comedy-relief support role grates. Still, tyro helmer Edward La Borde Jr. maintains an airy escapist mood via glam locations, vibrant design contribs and best-dressed sexy leads. Titular 1972 Billy Paul soul staple never turns up.

Me & Mrs. Jones

Production: A Grass Roots Entertainment presentation of an Afro Flicks production. Produced by Edward La Borde Jr. Executive producer, D'Wayne Wiggins. Directed by Edward La Borde Jr. Screenplay, Allen White, story by White, La Borde Jr.

Crew: Camera (color, HD), Andre de Castillo; editor, Christa Collins; music, D'Wayne Wiggins; production designer, Mulan Chan. Reviewed at Cinequest Film Festival, San Jose, Feb. 23, 2002. (Also in Pan African Film Festival.) Running time: 99 MIN.

With: With:Wandachristine, Brian White, Kim Fields, Melvin Payne, Victor Williams, Michael Sommers, Carey DiPietro.

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