ZERO STARS/**** Image D Sound B-
starring Brian Hooks, Darryl Bronson, Christopher Richards, Troy Winbush
screenplay by Barry Bowles & Carl Washington
directed by Barry Bowles
by Walter Chaw A feature-length episode of "What's Happening!!" minus the nuance and sophistication of that late lamented blaxploitation garbage, Chat Room shares with the Seventies sitcom an unholy diner-hangin' trinity of fat one, dumb one, and the one with whom we're supposed to identify. Following this trio of miscreants during an online booty call, Chat Room begins with a You've Got Mail sequence of the guys "chatting" in the titular chat-rooms edited together so hopelessly as to suggest, oh so hilariously, that these horny dudes are actually talking to each other.