DETROIT (WWJ) – Funnyman Chris Rock brings his much-talked-about film, “Top Five,” to theaters this weekend. Rock wrote, directed and stars in the film, which is about a New York City comedian-turned-film star named Andre Allen.
In “Top Five,” Allen is pushed into being interviewed by New York Times journalist Chelsea Brown, portrayed by Rosario Dawson. While conducting her day-long interview – which Allen is initially reluctant to do – Brown manages to get Allen to look back at his career, which sets the stage for some revealing moments from his past — including a visit to Houston where he once performed stand-up. And it’s in a Houston hotel room where some of the most disgusting and unfunny scenes take place. While some people who attended an early screening of the film were laughing out loud, I was appalled; and I wasn’t the only one.READ MORE: Starbucks Cancels COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate After Supreme Court Ruling
The producers describe “Top Five” as “an original and radically new kind of American movie.” That, it may be. But, it’s also not very funny. And for a Chris Rock movie, that, by itself, is another reason for me to recommend a “pass” on seeing this film.
Despite the star-studded lineup, “Top Five” is a waste of some of Hollywood’s top talent, and for me, it was a complete waste of time.READ MORE: 2 Workers Hurt In Explosion At US Steel Plant In Ecorse
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