Directed by Keenen Ivory Wayans, starring Shawn Wayans, Marlon Wayans, Jaime King, Terry Crews, Frankie Faison, Lochlyn Munro and Brittany Daniel.

Standards have obviously gone right through the floor if Kevin and Marcus Copeland (Wayans x 2) can graduate from the FBI academy. A duo which would make a mess of issuing a parking ticket, Kevin and Marcus' epic bungling of undercover operations finds them just one cock-up away from the door (and you not far behind).

The chance to make amends comes with the simple job of escorting It Girls and potential kidnap targets the Wilsons to the Hamptons for an annual society bash, where more capable FBI agents will protect them. But Kevin and Marcus mess that up too and, knowing that the boot will await them back at the office, decide to don latex and prosthetics and impersonate the sisters for the weekend.

Suspend disbelief - and while you're at it make sure there's room for your conscience and good taste too. Just like Steven Seagal and Rob Schneider, quite who the Wayans' fans are is a mystery but 'White Chicks' was a big hit in the US and that should be enough to make even the most trash tolerant take to the bed for a week - at least. Despite the massive advances in CGI and special effects over the last 10 years, here you have to suffer two central characters who look NOTHING like the blondes they're supposed to be impersonating. Then again, none of their lines have even the closest resemblance to jokes either.

Whatever about wasting €8, it's 90 minutes of your life that you can never get back. The only consolation this film throws up is that no matter how bad your judgement is, you won't see anything worse this year. Or, come to think of it, any other one.

Harry Guerin