Hollywood Shuffle Review

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Black actor Bobby Taylor is fed up of only being handed steroetypical roles and dreams of making it big as a highly respected performer.

Likeable Robert Townsend — who also co-wrote and directed — is a delight in this patchy but consistently enjoyable chronicle of a young black actor’s efforts to crack Hollywood.

Townsend takes true aim at filmdom’s racial stereotyping, and there are some really funny bits — like an audition where a line of actors do yuk-yukking Eddie Murphy impersonations.

Interestingly enough The 17 days of shooting were spread over two years as Townsend had to tour as a stand-up comedian whenever he ran out of funds for production.

Always enjoyable and Townsend is great