Though it’s been some twenty years since they have spoken with one another, two estranged soul-singing legends (Samuel L. Jackson and Bernie Mac) agree to participate in a reunion performance at the Apollo Theater to honor their recently deceased band leader.
Two washed up, middle-aged former backup singers (played by Samuel L. Jackson and the late Bernie Mac) reunite for a final performance in this comedy. Unfortunately, the comedic chemistry between these two actors is about all “Soul Men” has going for it. Although Jackson and Mac are genuinely funny in this movie, the plot is dull and plods along, and the dialog contains so much foul language that I eventually stopped counting.
Overall, “Soul Men” has very few positive elements, and it definitely does not receive the Dove Seal for family friendly viewing. One of the main characters experiences some personal growth when he discovers he has a daughter he never knew about, and tries to form a relationship with her. However, his daughter was conceived with his friend’s wife, while his friend was sill married to her. One of the characters is also a convicted felon, and is shown robbing a bank at the beginning of the movie. Besides the language, there is a plethora of other objectionable content, including graphic sexual situations, nudity, and offensive humor.