Cover of "Chasing Papi"

Cover of Chasing Papi

What a debacle Linda Mendoza’s Latino-dominated Chasing Papi (2003) is!  I wish Christian singer Jaci Velasquez, one of the stars here, could have been cast in a well-done screen musical with an intelligent director to work on her acting, instead of in this sloppy, stereotypical, insufficiently funny comedy.  Mendoza’s idea of wit is to have a toothsome but brainy young woman coo to her boyfriend, “The basis of our relationship is intellectual.”  Right.