Pootie Tang, the musician/actor/folk hero of the ghetto, is chronicled from his early childhood to his battles against the evil Corporate America, who try to steal his magic belt and make ... See full summary »
It seems everyone is trying to get into heaven; at least those whose time is up. For Lance Barton, a struggling comedian and bicycle messenger, it's the last thing on his mind. His due date upstairs is 50 years away. In the meantime, he's got big dreams to pursue on Earth, such as landing a slot at the final Amateur Night Contest at the famed Apollo Theatre. Lance's has one little problem though - he ain't that funny. Thanks to an over-cautious emissary from heaven, Mr. Keyes, he's going to get hit (literally) with a much bigger problem. Showing that even God has difficulty finding good help these days, the inept minion mistakenly plucks Lance from a traffic accident - before it takes place. Transporting him to the Pearly Gates, or more accurately, the velvet roped-lines of the hottest club around, the error is finally addressed by Mr. King, the streetwise, no-nonsense head angel who manages the place from his plush windowed office. Since returning to his own body on Earth is ... Written by
When Lance/Wellington gets on stage at his own club, he takes the microphone off its stand and the cord disconnects. When the camera cuts back to him, the mic is plugged back in. His volume remains constant throughout. See more »
[Lance and King looking at Charles Wellington's body]
How am I supposed to get laughs lookin' like him?
Aw, c'mon, he looks funny to me.
I already get booed, do I really have to be beat down on it?
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DOWN TO EARTH, in my opinion, is a terrific and funny movie starring Chris Rock! It left a big smile on my face! The funniest things about this movie, in my opinion, were Lance's (Chris Rock - DOCTOR DOLITTLE, BOOMERANG) stand-up routines -- Especially the ones he did at the Apollo. If you ask me, that's the perfect place for a stand-up comic to do their routines. I thought that Sontee (Regina King - ENEMY OF THE STATE, A THIN LINE BETWEEN LOVE AND HATE) looked absolutely beautiful in all of the dressy clothing she wore -- Especially the attire she wore whenever she and Lance went out on a date. When this movie is for sale on VHS, I'm going to buy it. In conclusion, if you're a fan of Chris Rock and you haven't seen this terrific and funny movie starring him, I recommend it! You're in for a real treat and lots of laughs, so, go out to the video store, rent it or buy it, kick back with a friend, and watch it.
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