Author: The Double Scoop
In Top 5, Chris Rock shows that he is a man that can juggle many hats. He wrote, directed, and starred in this latest comedy. The film included a star studded cast filled with many well-known comedians and actors such as Whoopi Goldberg, Adam Sandler, Cedric the Entertainer and Tracy Morgan.
Chris Rock plays Andre Allen, a comedian turned actor who finds that he has been typecast in the film industry. He gets to a point where he is fed up with his “comedic” image so he stars in a more thought-provoking film that isn’t received well by fans or critics. Andre crosses paths with Chelsea Brown, a young reporter played by Rosario Dawson who he agrees to let interview him for The New York Times. During the time they spend together they develop a strong connection which causes Andre to reconnect with his comedic roots.
Top Five isn’t your typical comedy. Although the movie is humorous, it included many subliminal messages regarding politics, stereotypes, and the double standards regarding race in the film industry.
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