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Top Five (2014)

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

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Chris Rock

Writer:

Chris Rock
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Chris Rock ... Andre Allen
Rosario Dawson ... Chelsea Brown
J.B. Smoove ... Silk
Gabrielle Union ... Erica Long
Romany Malco ... Benny Barnes
Hayley Marie Norman ... Tammy
Anders Holm ... Brad
Cedric the Entertainer ... Jazzy Dee
Karlie Redd ... Rhonda
Kevin Barnett ... Columbia Student
Genevieve Angelson ... Columbia Student
Ben Cole ... Columbia Student
Corey Brown ... Columbia Student
Maia Wilson Maia Wilson ... Woman with Confidence
Teddy Coluca ... Maurice
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Storyline

New York Times reporter Chelsea Brown is spending a day interviewing comedian and recovering alcoholic Andre Allen, star of the hit film franchise Hammy The Bear, about a cop in a bear suit. Chelsea has forgotten her audio recorder, so they first go to her apartment. While there they discuss a magazine article about the Cinderella complex. Chelsea explains that Cinderella left something behind to let the prince know that she wanted to see him again..

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Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong sexual content, nudity, crude humor, language throughout and some drug use | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 December 2014 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Finally Famous See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$12,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$6,896,593, 14 December 2014

Gross USA:

$25,317,471

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$26,117,471
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Company Credits

Production Co:

IAC Films, Jax Media See more »
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Sound Mix:

Datasat | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

During a scene where Gabrielle Union is preparing for her wedding, she is seen holding a cardboard cutout of Adam Sandler. Sandler is a friend and frequent collaborator of Chris Rock, and later cameos as himself in the film. See more »

Quotes

Andre Allen: A lot of people don't like dates. It's like, "I hate dating. I hate dating."
Andre Allen: I like dates. Dates are cool.
Andre Allen: 'Cause a date means someone is considering fucking you.
Andre Allen: They have to, like, ponder it. It's just...
Andre Allen: Anybody you can eat with, you might have a chance of fucking.
Andre Allen: So, and they're just pondering fucking you.
Andre Allen: They're weighing it in their head. They're going...
Andre Allen: Girls are going, "His dick, my mouth. I wonder."
Andre Allen: And even if it doesn't happen, you just feel... I feel good.
Andre Allen: I mean, any day somebody...
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Crazy Credits

During the end credits, Jerry Seinfeld gives his top five. See more »


Soundtracks

Niggas In Paris
Written by Jay Z (as Shawn C. Carter), Mike Dean, Reverend W. A. Donaldson, Hit-Boy (as Chauncey Alexander Hollis) and Kanye West
Performed by Kanye West & Jay Z (as Jay-Z)
Contains a sample of "Baptizing Scene"
performed by Reverend W. A. Donaldson
Published by EMI Blackwood Music Inc. on behalf of itself, Papa George Music and Please Gimme My Publishing (BMI), Songs of Universal, Inc. on behalf of itself and U Can't Teach Bein The Shhh, Inc., WB Music Corp. (ASCAP) on behalf of itself and Carter Boys Music and Unichappell Music, Inc. (BMI).
Courtesy of Roc-A-Fella Records, L.L.C. under license
from Universal Music Enterprises, Atlantic Recording Corp by arrangement with Warner Music Group Film & TV licensing
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Surprised me, in a good way
10 December 2015 | by grnhair2001See all my reviews

I am sooooo not in the audience for a Chris Rock film--or so I would have thought. I'm white, in my 60's, liberal but not urban or indeed hip in any sense, and the only five rap artists I could name are those who went on to acting careers.

And yet...this was a definitely movie for me. It's observational, mature, witty, good-hearted, mostly a rom-com but also about the battle between external expectations and inner desire, young adulthood and maturity.

The plot of the movie, which has everyone but a few good friends wanting poor Andre to keep doing his funny stuff, the talking bear movies, while he wants to do more significant work? That ends up perfectly predicting the audience reaction you see here via the reviews. "Where's the hysterical Chris Rock **** jokes?" people stuck in 1992 want to know.

There is some of that in here...and it's exactly the stuff I hated (Cedric and the whores; the tampon thing--ish, edit them both out) and that made me rate this a couple stars lower than I might have otherwise. So as I pity Andre in the film (omg, having "Hammy!" shouted at you 1000 times day!), I pity Rock even more for living out this life, even in the year since this movie's release, even right here on IMDb, with angry comments by old-school fans of his. Man, that's life imitating art imitating life.

I hope I see more like this from him.

I enjoy that I was able to like all these characters and sympathize with them. I liked the set up for the reveal about Chelsea. I liked how Silk was a stock character you thought you knew, until he wasn't in the final 1/4 of the film. I was tickled. I was moved. I was pressed to think.

(and I did sort of like the rap song running over the end credits, so one never knows, eh?)


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