Top 5

Posted on December 14, 2014


Top 5 – Although this stars Chris Rock and is billed as a comedy, it is not. I could count on one hand the laughs and on two fingers, the good laughs. Andre Allen (Rock) used to be a stand-up comedian and made popular, funny movies. Now a recovering alcoholic, he wants to make serious stuff. He’s engaged to reality star Erica Long (Gabrielle Union) who’s making the very best of her 15 minutes.

Chelsea Brown (Rosario Dawson) is assigned to follow ‘Dre around to get an in-depth profile. They get to know each other, she’s a follower of the Serenity Prayer, too. There’s some black on white racism here. He thinks the Planet of the Apes caused MLK Jr’s death because whites were afraid of a world controlled by apes, confusing them with blacks or the “n” word as he calls them – over and over again.

Several well-known faces appear briefly – from Kevin Hart, who seems to be in every movie lately, to Charlie Rose, Jerry Seinfeld, Adam Sandler, Whoopi Goldberg, and that rapper DMX or something like that. Warning: There’s a sex fest that will probably turn a lot of people off, not to mention the language.
And worst of all, Rosario Dawson is still wearing that shaved-one-side-of-the-head hairdo. Rosie, that is so 90’s.

Posted in: December 2014