Saturday, January 23, 2016

The Review: Top Five

I watched the movie Top Five starring Chris Rock and Rosario Dawson as well as a shit ton of Black actors and comedians the other night as well as today with my cousin Jasmine. I had heard of this movie but had no desire to see it but while scanning Amazon stumbled on it and began laughing minutes into it. This is about a former comedian and actor named Andre Allen that starred in a cheesy ass movie franchise called Hammy The Bear trying to get into more serious roles while battling an alcohol addiction problem and the fact that he is about to marry a reality show star that is obviously using him as a stepping stone.

Dawson plays a reporter named Chelsea Brown that has to interview him. He has no desire to since the paper she works for has ripped him apart at every turn. She spends time with him, his friends, his family, and watches as he struggles to prove that he is more than a guy in a bear suit or comedian. All anyone wants is another Hammy movie. Andre finds out about Chelsea's personal life (more than she wants him or anyone else to) and there is an attraction that happens. This movie sounds like a basic premise but the entire cast makes it work well. Check this out if you get the chance.

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