At the end of this weak comedy is a strange and touching scene in which Bill Cosby and his childhood pals from Philadelphia, now elderly men, gather at the grave of Albert Robertson, the real-life inspiration for Cosby's bighearted Fat Albert. It's a startling reminder that the kids Cosby introduced in his stand-up routines, and later brought to Saturday morning TV on the long-running animated series Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids, are real people who grew up poor and black in north Philly. Unfortunately Cosby and coscreenwriter Charles Kipps steer this live-action feature in the opposite direction with a lame Pirandellian conceit in which the gang leap out of a TV set into the life of a lonely high school girl. Kenan Thompson of Saturday Night Live plays the title character, and Joel Zwick (My Big Fat Greek Wedding) directed. PG, 100 min.
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