Café au Lait

Director: Mathieu Kassovitz
Year Released: 1993
Rating: 2.0

A feisty nerd (Kassovitz) who's obsessed with black culture and the son of diplomat fight for the love of a girl who is pregnant ... and no one is sure who the father is. The attempt at promoting racial harmony and tolerance is most likely due to the films of Spike Lee (who gets name-checked), but the script is feeble: the conclusion suggests a kind of 'understanding' between the two that the preceding scenes don't get close to building up to. In fact, I struggled to find any of the core three characters appealing: Kassovitz is a pugilistic jerk, the pregnant girl is indecisive and the diplomat's son can't get his life together, but then again, who am I to judge relationships? For the record, I'm a vanilla latte man, myself.