What does Hudlin think of it now?
While audiences loved the movie, despite the negative reviews from critics, Hudlin has his own thoughts on the film. What he would have done better and what he appreciates about the movie and the impact it had on the younger generation.
“I look back on it and I’m frustrated because I did it to the best of my ability at the time but now that I have kids of my own I go ‘Oooh, now I know how to make a kids movie.’ So that’s one of things… I can’t wait to revisit that arena and do it with a deeper understanding of how to make entertainment for that audience. But at the same time I’m so glad. I run into people all the time, people who may have been too young to have seen House Party or Boomerang but when I mention Bebe’s Kids I always get laughs like ‘Oh my God, I wouldn’t leave for school unless I’d watched that movie at least once in the morning. My parents hated the movie because I loved it so much.’ I was like wow! Really? Ok it worked.