Houseguest (1995)

Comedian and TV star Sinbad stars as a cut-rate con man who charms his
way into a family by pretending to be an old school chum.  Phil Hartman
plays the dad who gives his "friend" a place to stay, and, predictably,
gets a chance to get *down*.

The joke has something to do with race and class, and neither is as
funny as the sight of Sinbad in a small car.  That's the opening gag,
and it's a howler.  The rest of the film should be so funny.  Sinbad is
a treat, though.  His infectious, buoyant charm can even turn the film's
most shameless product placement into something special.

Grade: C+

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