Chris Farley plays the disaster-prone brother of a gubernatorial candidate in Washington State. Though he is well meaning, the havoc he creates on the campaign trail is drawing press attention, so a snotty aide (David Spade) to the politician is dispatched to keep the big lug under control. Spade's character initially insults his charge as often as possible, but over time, the two bond and end up becoming a part of the final election push. Farley and Spade have some very funny moments, but overall the film feels rushed and poorly planned. Constant changes in character and script happen recklessly and randomly so that nothing ever really makes sense; the film keeps changing the rules by which it plays.--Tom Keogh
I never knew quite what to say about this movie, but then I remember that this movie is so much like Tommy Boy-and then it hit me. It's a sequel but with different plots. Tommy Boy was about a well meaning fat college kid having to take on responsibilities and keep his deceased dad's auto parts store running. Black Sheep was about a fat guy taking on responsibilities and to keep his brother's political career going. It's not QUITE as transparent as Hangover … more
Bumbling brother can't help but continue to impair his brothers chances at being Governer, so brother has a smarmy aide babysit him in the middle of nowhere while putting up flyers and getting into trouble. Not awful, but if you saw Tommy Boy, it's nothing really new.
After their extremely funny and very successful comedy smash TOMMY BOY, Chris Farley and David Spade joined forces again and came up with BLACK SHEEP, a movie that can almost best be described as a TOMMY BOY wanna-be. In BLACK SHEEP Chris Farley plays Mike Donnelly, a simple-minded, klutzy, and sometimes off-the-handle troubled youth worker who is an embarrassment to his older brother Al (Tim Matheson) who is running for the governor of Washington. Mike really wants his brother to win and does everything … more