Saturday, 21 March 2015

TOP FIVE

A comedian tries to make it as a serious actor when his reality-TV star fiancée talks him into broadcasting their wedding on her TV show. --IMDB

Chris Rock wrote and directed TOP FIVE. I don't quite understand why critics are raving about this movie. It pretty much hit rock bottom for me when, in one scene, one of the characters inserts a tampon covered in hot chilli sauce up the rectum of another. The basic premise has the potential for a good story. But Chris Rock hasn't pulled it off. It essentially suffers from he same problem that a lot of contemporary comedy does - the inability to rise above the crude to create intelligent situation-derived humour. It's predictable and contrived. In my opinion - give it a miss.


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