New York Times - 11/15/2001
"...WASH is a competition to see who can give the most relaxed performance in any recent film....It's a fierce battle, but Dr. Dre prevails..."
Amidst an L.A. landscape of drugs and guns, THE WASH is a comedic working class update of CAR WASH. Written and directed by D.J. Pooh, the film is set to a pounding hip-hop soundtrack, and is populated with numerous rappers including Xhibit, Ludacris, and Eminem.
Mild-mannered Sean (Dr. Dre) is under financial stress, is getting no play from the opposite sex, and is without a car since his just broke down. Dee-Loc (Snoop Dog), his roommate, is a troublemaker who smokes and deals pot and works at a local car wash. Despite their vast differences, their friendship stands strong. Dee-Loc throws Sean a bone by getting him a middle-management job at the car wash. But Sean's easy adjustment to an authoritative position and his positive rapport with the boss, Mr. Washington (George Wallace), immediately puts a strain on his relationship with Dee-Loc. The old friends now find themselves at odds with each other both at home and at work. Personal conflicts are soon shoved aside when Mr. Washington is kidnapped by two moronic neighborhood pranksters. Sean and Dee-Loc unite with their co-workers at the wash to rescue their boss. (Eminem plays a psychopathic ex-employee who terrorizes Mr. Washington.)