Top Five

What’s it about?
Celebrity comedian Andre Allen (Chris Rock) yearns to be taken more seriously.  With a new film to promote, he spends a day with reporter Chelsea Brown (Rosario Dawson) – and the interview quickly gets personal.

What did we think?
Amy Currie says:  Written and directed by Rock, Top Five feels very autobiographical.  The film is very funny, and somehow even its most wildly anecdotal scenes manage to stay just on the side of believability.  Things get quite Woody-Allenish-in-a-good-way as Rock wanders the streets of New York cracking wry jokes and having feelings – and after watching, you’ll feel like you’ve just spent a weekend there yourself.  A string of excellent cameos adds to the appeal.  See it.


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