Coffee and Kareem (2020) – A Review

Release Date: April 3 (Netflix)

Starring: Terrence Little Gardenhigh, Taraji P. Henson, Ed Helms, et al.


‘Coffee & Kareem’ is a Netflix original film about a 12-year-old boy (Kareem) who decides to put an end to his mother dating a white police officer (Coffee).

As an R-rated comedy film, ‘Coffee & Kareem’ doesn’t fare badly. Watching it does invoke genuine laughter in certain scenes, mostly thanks to the charismatic performance of Terrence Little Gardenhigh (Kareem) a real life 13-year-old and his mostly talented supporting cast, Ed Helms and Taraji P. Henson. Terrence’s Kareem character is really foul- mouthed; it’s mostly fun, but sometimes it’s also too much to watch without cringing.

One of my favorite scenes in this movie is from my fav, Taraji, who plays Kareem’s mother. She goes on a whooping streak and hands two low -life thugs their assess when they come for her. Epic Taraji!

There’s nothing extraordinary about ‘Coffee & Kareem’, maybe aside its pun-styled title. The story is cliche and calling its execution sloppy is putting it mildly. But if you want to have a good time watching something with low stakes and that’ll require very little brain functions, this is a good choice.


Rinzy’s Rating: 2/5

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