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Black and White America Trying to Understand Each Other and Wanting to Be Friends To Survive Together
July 14, 2018
Yes is the name of their little boat. As always, Desi Arnaz, Jr. (Lucille Ball's son) and Mike Evans (from the Jeffersons) are both great actors and very talented. It was nice that the movie included their guitar and singing abilities. These two actors did this movie in the 1970s when the media were constantly trying to demonstrate the equality of black and white America. In this movie Desi plays a rich white kid from California and Mike plays a poor black kid from Chicago. By chance the two met on a freeway and befriended each other, and they go on a long journey. Desi needed a partner as required by his mother in order for him to take his boat from California to Hawaii as he wants to eventually travel the world with his little boat. Mike accidentally stabs his drug trafficking uncle and is running away from home. While on their journey on the Yes, the two have a love-hate relationship in which they each have their reasons behind why they act or behave as they do. Eventually Mike questions his treatment on the boat and calls racism as the reason, but Desi never had such an intention, otherwise, why would he had invited Mike on this trip. Their struggles allow them to work out their differences and understand that they both did not want to appear weak to the other. They both had their pride to protect and also needed each other to survive. A nice friendship movie and about the need to understand the misunderstood.