TITLE: MADE IN AMERICA
DIRECTOR: RICHARD BENJAMIN
WRITER: HOLLY GOLDBERG SLOAN
THE BOTTOM LINE: An easygoing mainstream comedy solves contemporary racial and sexual issues too comfortably.
She's a celibate single mom; he's a shiftless stud, currently shacked up with a dimwitted aerobics instructor. She's the owner of an Oakland, California, bookshop specializing in black studies; he's the proprietor of, and TV pitchman for, a car dealership. She wears authentic African garments to work and rides a bicycle everywhere; he favors inauthentic cowboy duds and hogs the road in a four-by-four. Oh, yes, she's black, and he's white.
But Made in America...